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THE COLONNADE The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College & State University

August 5, 2011

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Volume 88, No. 1

Week of Welcome Aarin Arnold, Abigail Per-Lee, Abigail Dalton, Abigail Evans, Abigail Miller, Adam Lowe, Adam Printz, Adanma Oduah, Addison Crews, Aimee Petitt, Alaina Totten, Alanna Gardner, Alec Bruffey, Alex Reid, Alex Reynoso, Alex Kemp, Alexa Parr, Alexander Delor, Alexander Kesner, Alexander Rinaudo, Alexander Borowiec, Alexander Morris, Alexander Prather, Alexander Kahn, Alexander Ward, Alexander Joplin, Alexandra Sherwood, Alexandra Lynch, Alexandra Smith, Alexandra Oliveri, Alexandra Brown, Alexandra Kidd, Alexandra Terrell, Alexandra Valentine, Alexandria Putnam, Alexandria Hix, Alexia Lemaigre, Alexis Caldwell, Alexis Nesselroad, Aliana Romero, Alice Crawford, Alina Venick, Alix Mushenko, Aliyah Gilenson, Allen Lewis, Allie Micheli, Allie Hughes, Aarin Arnold, Allison Blanchard, Allison Fennell, Allyson Kipfer, Alyce Kempe, Alyssa Huntt, Alyssa D’Addieco, Alyssa Irvin, Amanda Underwood, Amanda Chapman, Amanda Foster, Amanda Vercellotti, Amanda Lundy, Amanda Kochansky, Amelia Scott, Amelia Fitch, Andrea Wilkinson, Andrew Hipp,Andrew Pangia, Andrew Hunter, Andrew Gates, Angel Lindsey, Angela Migliore, Angela Reese, Angelica Martinez, Angelina Webber, Anika Bailey, Anita Moreland, Ann Marie Giannace, Anna McElroy, Anna Agyao, Anna Hale, Anna Walton, Anna Abbott, Anna Sullivan, Anna Trull, Anna Williams, Anna Hicks, AnneMarie Simmons, Annie Penland, Annie Stephens, Ansleigh Gregory, Ansley Eller, Ansley Buchheit, Ansley Astuto, Ansley Hughes, Anthony Adeojo, Ariel ONeil, Ariel Luke,Arva Hosey, Ashley Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Ashley Turner, Ashley Quesinberry, Ashley Veilleux, Ashley Gregory, Ashley Dibling, Ashlyn Douglas, Ashlyn Archer, Ashton Woodall, Ashton Antinazi, Atiana Carroll, Aubrey Miller, Audrey Stanczak, Audrey Osborne, August Dellapi, Austin Parks, Austin Sims, Austin Miramonti, Avery Head, Azaria Hogans, Bailee Hull, Bain Morgan, Barbra Blount, Becky McCoy, Belinda Schaafsma, Benedict Esposito, Benjamin Coke, Benjamin Thaxton, Benjamin Dolezal, Benjamin Murray, Benjamin Nunnelley, Benjamin Allison, Benjamin Provencial, Bilan Ali, Blake Holmberg, Blake Young, Blake Grauss, Bobbie Barnhart, Bobbie Brookins, Bonnie Queen, Brad Rhoden, Bradley Smith, Bradley Higgins, Bradley Sowell, Brandon Engelhardt, Brandon Manos, Brandon Couch, Brandon Wright, Brandon Spires, Brandon Hardin, Brendan Kirk, Brenna Simon, Brent Zucker, Brian Kazanowski, Brian Mainor, Brian Garner, Brian Pohl, Brian Lee, Briana McWilliams, Brianna Riley, Brianna Eaton, Brianne Bergman, Brice Dermo, Britt Bordon, Britta Velasco, Brittany Feriani, Brittany Shamp, Brittany Byrd, Brittney Parker, Brock Ragsdale, Brock Snelling, Brooke Torres, Brooke Adams, Brooke Barnett, Brooke Zeller, Brooke Richards, Brooke Freeman, Bryan Bunn, Bryan Wozniak, Cailen Merritt, Cailin Freemyer, Caitlin Mead, Caitlin Uhlig, Caitlin MacDonald, Caitlin McGinty, Caitlin Burtner, Caitlyn Ryan, Caleb Underwood, Caleb Gay, Caleb Simons, Calen Bearse, Callie Rowe, Candace Cosnahan, Carina O’Sullivan, Carly Ake, Carly Davis, Carly Nielsen, Caroline Bennett, Caroline Irby, Caroline Martin, Caroline Thomas, Caitlyn Ryan, Caleb Underwood, Caleb Gay, Caleb Simons, Calen Bearse, Callie Rowe, Candace Cosnahan, Carina O’Sullivan, Carly Ake, Carly Davis, Carly Nielsen, Caroline Bennett., Caroline Irby, Caroline Matin, Caroline Thomas, Caroline Marsh, Caroline Quick, Caroline Laszcz, Carolyn Higgins, Carrie Ragan, Carrie Hodges, Carter Cambest, Casey Parker, Casey DeMott, Casey Puett, Casey Redmond, Casondra Carpine, Cassandra Williams, Cassandra Dibella, Cassidy Bowers, Catherine Archer, Catherine Abreu, Catherine Tinker, Catherine Henderson, Chad Tarkenton, Chandler Christian, Charis Kehrer, Charles Strickland, Charles Bittinger, Charles Spencer, Charles Bennett, Charlotte Cook, Charlotte Gwynn, Chase Handley, Chea Cliatt, Chelsea Byram, Chelsea LeFave, Chelsea Almand, Chelsea Raines, Chelsea Salvadore, Chelsie Moore, Chester Pittman, Chilsea Pieper, Chloe Ray, Chloe White, Chloe Barrett, Chloe Hobgood, Chloe Williams, Christian Smith, Christie Bryan, Christina Carpenter.

FILE PHOTO BY KENDYL WADE Fans celebrate as the Bobcats defeat the Augusta State Jaguars, 73-69 on Feb. 10. The Bobcats will face the Jaguars again in the 2011-2012 season at home.

Week of Welcome Fall 2011

Christina Abreu, Christopher Morgan, Christopher Pulliam, Christopher Holmes, Christopher Stuart, Christopher Ranieri, Christopher Clement, Christopher Harkins, Chuck Cherry, Claire Carlton, Claire Hachat, Clifton McKeever, Clint Burkett, Cody Braun, Colby Franz, Colby Lyles, Colby Veal, Colby Watson, Cole Chaney, Colin Randall, Colin Platt, Colin Rosenberger, Colin Hughes, Colin Urwin, Colleen Bayliss, Colleen McGlade, Collen Crosby, Collin O’Quinn, Conner Salter, Connor Kimball, Connor Reddick, Conor Lehr, Corinne Zucallo, Courtney Kramer, Courtney Harden, Courtney Bergman, Courtney Brown, Courtney Koval, Courtney Causey, Courtney King, Coy Mashburn, Creighton Perme, Cristina Clines, Cullen Wallace, Cydney Thornton, D’Arius McGahee, Dakota Lewis, Dana Howard, Daniel Diaz, Daniel Hearn,

Daniel Cossuto, Daniel Sheets, Daniel Harpe, Danielle Shellman, Danielle Bonet, David Collins, David Miller, David Rountree, David Sullivan, David McCollum, David Dietz, David Robeson, Dayana Aparicio, Deaje Taylor, Deanna Hold, Delaney Rhodes, Delaney Thomas, Derek Brown, Derek Penna, Devin Dowell, Dillon Durden, Dorian Kendall, Douglas Marksberry, Douglas Moss, Drew Provost, Drew Allen, Dustin Stipe, Dylan Schulte, Dylan Suhr, Dylan Arnold, Dylan Schlandt, Earl Puckett, Edmund Driver, Edward Penter, Elizabeth Hutchison, Elizabeth D. Lawhorne, Elizabeth Poole, Elizabeth Kwok, Elizabeth Miller, Elizabeth Jeffcoat, Ella Corry, Ellen Staton, Ellen Osment, Ellen Sentell, Elyssa Poretsky, Emilee Hart, Emilie Yardley-Hodges, Emilio Ramirez, Emily Bumgardner, Emily Lomel, Emily Poteete, Emily McGilvray, Emily Sneed,

Emily Sargent, Emily Hanniger, Emily Foerster, Emily Lawson, Emily Chapman, Emily Flatebo, Emily Hoffman, Emily Crawford, Emily White, Emma Swendsen, Emma Gates, Emma Pittenger, Emmanuel Ibarra, Emmie Gibbs, Enisha Donley, Eric Bridges, Eric Anderson, Eric Speese, Erica Beale, Erica Bell, Erik Dunn, Erin Churchill, Erin Keith, Erin Kelly, Erin Crisp, Erin Griffin, Erin Sims, Ethan Luff, Ethan Feller, Eva Crowe, Evan Cummings, Evan Taylor, Evan Madden, Evan Hartz, Evan Crane, Evan Ivey, Evan Youngblood, Felicity Witt, Francesca Tokarz, Frankie Walls, Frederick Gleason, Garrett Rosemont, Georges Eloquin, Grace Diehl, Gregory Gavel, Gregory Hladilek, Gregory Hammer, Griffin Smith, Hailee Pekarek, Hailey Wiggins, Haleigh Jones, Haley Reeves, Haley Ballard, Haley Machisko, Haley Campa, Haley McNulty, Halley Bowman,

Hailee Pekarek, Hailey Wiggins, Haleigh Jones, Haley Reeves, Haley Ballard, Haley Machisko, Haley Campa, Haley McNulty, Halley Bowman, Hallie Pangborn, Hannah Barnes, Hannah Denmark, Hannah Urie, Hannah Brady, Hannah Snow, Hannah Drabek, Hannah Lingrell, Hannah Eberhardt, Hayden Scruggs, Hayley Koger, Heath Jarriel, Heather Szalankiewicz, Heather Wilson, Heather Reynolds, Henry Acuff, Hersheda Patel, Heyrim Lee, Hillary O’Kelley, Hollie Hardin, Holly Nix, Hollyn Phelps, Holmes Washburn, Hunter Lively, Ian Roberts, Isabel Blessing, Ivey Singletary, Jackson Moore-Ragusin, Jacob Glazer, Jacob Schodowski, Jacob Duncan, acob Dilbeck, Jacob Brabon, Jacob Raphael, Jacob Fox, Jacoby Patterson, Jada Butler, Jaime Bond, Jaime Newton, Jake Sandlin, Jake Hughes, Jalisha Smith, James McIntyre, James Smith, James Callahan, James Mcavoy.

Convocation to take place on Front Campus James Branan, James Sandlin, James Wood, Jameson Totty, Jamie McLachlan, Jamie Moore, Jaqueline Lagares,Jarred Oxford, Jarrod St Louis, Jasmine Stanley, Jasmine Khanna, Jasmine Krasle, Jason Bataillon, Jay Bowen, Jeffery Dice, Jenna Bryan, Jenna Howard, Jenna Forte, Jennifer Blease, Jennifer Gold, Jennifer Hicks, Jennifer Gass, Jennifer Hill, Jess Rigby, Jessica Mueller, Jessica Holder, Jessica Gatchalian, Jessica Gates, Jessica Jay, Jessica Bryant, Jessica Muroski, Jessica Flake, Jhadelys Reyes, Jillian Clancy, Jillian Lisiakowski, Jk Mundy, John Sears, John Dawson, John Marlow, John Johanson, John Clark, John Marks, John Crowley, John Harof, John White, John Glaze, John Abbey, John Alford, John Paul Ardeeser, Johna Griswell, Johnny Brooks, Jomier Hayes, Jon King, Jonathan Rousey, Jonathan Whiting, Jonathan Samalis, Jonathon Gardner, Jordan Fletcher, Jordan Brundage, Jor-

dan Mimbs, Jordan Smith, Jordyn Farrell, Jose Lopez, Joseph Garland, Joseph Grizzle, Joseph Goldman, Joseph Tuholski, Joseph Wilson, Joseph Outlaw, Joseph Bontecou, Joseph MacGillivray, Josh Payne, Joshua Watkins, Joshua Brown, Joshua Orr, Joshua Taylor, Joshua Saxton, Joshua Ruzbacki, Joshua Donlevy, Joshua Sumrall, Joshuah Klipstein, Jules Shipe, Julia Splittorff, Juliana Fortugno, Julie Coppedge, Julie Paproski, Justin L. McKay, Justin Harris, Justin Robinson, Justin Mundy, Kaitlin Casey, Kaitlin Denhart, Kaitlin Loper, Kaitlyn Burkholder, Kaitlyn Sharian, Kaitlyn Von Holten, Kaitlyn Black, Kaitlyn Kiewit, Kaitlyn Heil, Kaitlynne Lallky, Kalie Burnett, Karen Underwood, Karissa Martin, Karlee Corrado, Karlye Cowart, Kasey Brisard, Kasey Dean, Kate Miller, Katelyn Gilbert, Katelyn Pulliam, Katelyn Benson, Katelyn Schaffernoth, Katharine Riggs,

Katharine Fesperman, Katharine Gish, Katherine Hendley, Katherine Kurnett, Katherine Greig, Katherine Jackson, Katherine Reulbach, Katherine Hayes, Katherine Dekker, Katherine Goodwill, Katherine Knott, Katherine Davis, Katherine Lynch, Kathleen Remley, Kathryn Mosher, Kathryn Layfield, Kathryn Scruggs, Kathryn Smoak, Kathryn Ryan, Kathryn Heitmeier, Katie Bendall, Katie Garrett, Katie Davis, Katlyn Guin, Katlyn Roberts, Kayla Carson, Kayla Lawson, Kayla Doetsch, Kayla Conley, Kayla Hinner, Kaylee Thigpen, Kayleigh Loeffler, Kayleighlyn Bradley, Keegan Liff, Keely Lawson, Kellie Fields, Kellie Shirley, Kelly Green, Kelly Mainor, Kelly O’Mahoney, Kelly Taylor, Kelly Dalton, Kelly Garcia, Kelly Muhlenberg, Kelly Woods, Kelly Carelson, Kelly Collins, Kelly Riner, Kelsee Little, Kelsey Stone, Kelsey Heller, Kelsey Kennedy, Kelsey Richardson,

Kelsey Van Boxel, Kelsey Edmonson, Kelsey Wright, Kelsey Baker, Kelsey Bova, Kelsi Brooks, Keriann O’Connor, Kerry Leamon, Kersie McLin, Kessler Matheson, Kevin Cox, Kevin Dekle, Kevin Murphy, Kevin Pfeiffer, Kevin Floody, Kevin Kulp, Kevin Dugas, Kimberly Cremins, Kimberly Fowler, Kirsten New, Kollin Adams, Krista Guyton, Kristen Parsons, Kristen Cremeans, Kristen Busby, Kristen Humphries, Kristin Keefer, Kristin Lawson, Kristin Lukich, Kristina Clark, Kristina Rawlings, Kristina Hensey, Kristopher Nelson, Krystal Castleberry, Kurtis Griffith, Kyla Green, Kyle Brooks, Kyle Foerster, Kyle Fox, Kyle Kelly, Kyle Gibson, Kyle Woodhead, Kylee Janousek, Lacy Patton, Lamees Aisami, Lana Braswell, Laura Dadson,Laura Nolan, Laura Ritter, Laura Hoefer, Laura Ditomasso, Laura Martin, Lauralee Iaquinto, Laurel Smith, Lauren Pace, Lauren Bensman, Lauren Littles.

New students encouraged to study hard and attend classes Lauren McGarity, Lauren Biddle, Lauren Fesperman, Lauren Harrison, Lauren Klipp, Lauren Matuszewski, Lauren Thompson, Lauren Galbraith, Lauren Sasine, Lauren Wood, Lauren Klieber, Lauren Chase, Lauren Smith, Lauryn Sanders, Layla Mell, Lea Dickinson, Leah Pridgeon, Leah Lukens, Leah Brown, Lena White, Leonard Young, Leslie Doctor, Lillian Bristow, Lillie Brannen, Lily Powell, Lindsay Duncan, Lindsay Crowe, Lindsay Yates, Lisa Mitchell, Locklin Hinton, Logan Chalmers, Logan Cook, Logan Reitz, Lorrie Moen, Lorryn Holstein, Lucas Jefferson, Lucas

Rast, Luciana Martins, Lydia Lamonte, Lyndsey Coppedge, Lyssa Hoganson, MacKenzie Dean, Mackenzie Morgan, Mackenzie Davidson, Mackenzie McDaniel, Madeline Reilly, Madison Huffman, Madison Powers, Madison Davis, Madison Peters, Magdalena Wilson, Maia-Joi Headley, Malcom Nunn, Marcie McBride, Marcus Heard, Margaret Coury, Margaret Jennings, Margaret Langford, Marissa Medina, Marissa Swanson, Mark Pierce, Mark Blevins, Mark Beese, Martha Kahley, Martin Bishop, Mary Byron, Mary Carpenter, Mary Cox, Mary

*The remainder of the names are on page 22. Layout by Taylor Seay

NEWS FLASH Theatre student places in film festival Senior theatre major Joseph Dumford became a finalist in this year’s 58th annual Cannes Lions Film Festival in Cannes, France after competing against thousands of professional cinematographers. Dumford starred in and created his 60-second short film “Magdalena Viajando” in his Acting for Film Maymester course, producing it with the help of guest artist and local cinematographer Tom Wise. The film promotes a new perspective on Chevrolet’s “How far would you go to seize an opportunity?” slogan and earned him a cash prize.

Shurina, Mary Tucker, Mary Hunt, Mary Kelling, Mary Collins, Mary Fuller, Mary Giovanetti, Mary Katherine Ock, Mary Seneker, Maryanne Fearnow, Marynave Chronister, Matt Pugh, Matthew Simpson, Matthew Herman, Matthew Turrie, Matthew Wirth, Matthew Corbin, Matthew Cannon, Matthew Heath, Matthew Jennings, Matthew Sweetman, Matthew Dumler, Matthew Gilbo, Matthew Johnson, Matthew Miller, Matthew Roberts, Matthew Purcell, Matthew Knight, Matthew Dewitt, Max Bishop, Meagan Payne, Meagan Johnson, Megan Lanier, Megan Brodeur, Megan Moore, Megan

QUOTABLE “Invite me to your sporting events, invite me to your club meetings, invite me to your organizations, invite me to your fundraisers, invite me to your service projects, invite me to your classrooms—invite me,” -Dr. Stas Preczewski, interim president

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Shead, Megan Barnes, Megan Smith, Megan Corley, Megan O’Reilly, Melanie Charyton, Melanie Hutcheson, Melissa Willard, Melissa Gober, Melissa Cobb, Melissa Hau, Melissa Volentine, Melissa Stewart, Melissa Bryan, Melyssa Gayle, Meredith White, Meredith Levan, Meredith Conger, Meredith Newton, Micah Rasmussen, Michael Collins, Michael Cooper, Michael Gillett, Michael Webb, Michael Redford, Michael Turner, Michael Marcello, Michael Zinke, Michael Chang, Michael Raven, Michael Seligman, Michael Henderson, Michael Sousa, Michaela Pollock, Michelle Rollins,

News

Michelle Demaris, Michelle Todero, Michelle Hanley, Michelle Alber, Michelle Skinner, Michelle Walsh, Migle Ribaciauskaite, Mikalyn Defoor, Mikayla Sparks, Milly Edwards, Mindi Rugg, Miriam McDonald, Mitchell Moore, Mitchell Reynolds, Molly McDonald, Monica Sowder, Morgan Dubrof, Morgan Dumenil, Morgan Branch, Morgan Boswell, Morgan Bonham, Morgan Heyward, Morgan Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Morgan Ownbey, Mortimer O’Sullivan, Munday Tatum, Nadjuma Jean-Simon, Nassim Talbi, Natalie Lampert, Natalie Wyche, Natalie Hain, Nathan

INSIDE

Interim president appointed...................................2 New SNAP smartphone application,....................3

Features

Tattoos as a form of expression..........................13 GC partners with High Museum.........................13

Sports

Ultimate places at nationals.................................18 Hurst returns to basketball to help coach.......19 Community News........................................8 Leisure...............................................................16

Spinosi, Nathan Wolfinger, Nathan Schnall, Nathan Lowman, Nathan Potter, Nathan Anisko, Netta Ben-Hashal, Niall Lutes, Nicholas Morelli, Nicholas Carr, Nicholas Faulkner, Nicholas Farrar, Nicholas Hanchey, Nicholaus O’Dell, Nichole Hammer, Nicolas Atchison, Nicole A. Mitchell, Nicole Voland, Nicole Martin, Nicole Pitts, Nicole Arvidsson, Nicole Casey, Nicole Henschel, Nicole Hutto, Noelle Linville, Noor Kapur, Nora Anderson, Oliver Ladd, Olivia Mendonca, Olivia Meeks, Paige Clarke, Paige Postol, Paige Stanley, Patrick Shealy, Patrick Teuton.

NUMBER CRUNCH

1,111 The number students in the incoming freshman class of 2015. See page 22 for continued list of names.


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August 5, 2011

Interim President appointed after departure of Leland Aubrie Sofala Senior Reporter

Kendyl Wade/ Senior Photographer Stas Preczewski, current vice president for academic student affairs at Georgia Gwinnett College, was appointed Interim President effective July 1 following the departure of Former President Leland.

In the wake of the departure of former President Leland, Georgia College has received the appointment of the current Interim President, Stas Preczewski. Former University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. was the one who made the appointment. Preczewski still currently holds his title at Georgia Gwinnett College as vice president of academic and student affairs, however, he is on a one-year leave of absence to perform his duties at Georgia College. Preczewski has been in his position at GC since July 1 and has spent the last month situating himself inside its culture. Using his unfamiliarity with the student body to his advantage, Preczewski has had the opportunity to tour Milledgeville and receive honest feedback from students. “I’ll ask them ‘Hi, do you go to school here? Are you from this area?’ and they

“This year is not about change, it is about transition,” Dr. Stas Preczewski, Interim President are so proud to be at Georgia College and they just speak so highly of Georgia College,” Preczewski said. Preczewski will remain with Georgia College until the Board of Regents makes their final decision as to who the next president will be. Preczewski said the process usually takes up to 10 months. Until then, he wants to continue working on issues on campus and provide students with ways in which they can give feedback— which include an open-door policy. “I don’t own this office, this office be-

longs to the public – I just happen to be sitting here,” Preczewski said. Preczewski realizes the task of finding a new president could potentially be stressful for students, faculty and staff; however, he sees it as an opportunity rather than a challenge. “For the students, it shouldn’t be a student burden. They should be able to continue to function well without major changes or anything else happening this year. This year is not about change it is about transition,” Preczewski said. Former President Leland, who was appointed as president of the University of California, Merced, also believes Georgia College will have worthy candidates to choose from. “With Georgia College’s growing state and national reputation, this will be a most attractive position that will draw an excellent candidate pool,” Leland said in an email sent to faculty and staff before her departure.Preczewski is also focus

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Alumni relations adds new position Special to the Colonnade Submitted by Judy Bailey William “Bill” Doerr has been named Georgia College’s first associate vice president for development and alumni relations. Doerr most recently served as senior director of institutional advancement at High Point University in High Point, N.C. Doerr brings 15 years of experience in higher education development and will assume responsibility for the day-to-day direction of the university’s fundraising programs and alumni relations activities. His experience includes serving both private and public universities in North Carolina and Georgia, including Georgia State University in Atlanta. Doerr assumed his duties at Georgia College on April 4 and reports to Amy

“Bill’s record of successful fundraising and alumni relations experience adds a new dimension to the university’s devlopment efforts.”

Amy Amason, Vice President for External relations Amason, vice president for external relations and university advancement. “Bill’s record of successful fundraising

and alumni relations experience adds a new dimension to the university’s development efforts,” Amason said. “Bill is a dedicated, energetic and eager professional whose leadership will greatly benefit our programs.” In his current role, Doerr works closely with the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees and the Alumni Board of Directors, as well as with volunteers and academic leaders to develop relationships and increase donations to the university. Doerr supervises the development and alumni relations staff. “I look forward to the new challenge,” Doerr said. “Georgia College has a special role as the state’s public liberal arts university, and I’m looking forward to helping the university develop the resources to continue to improve its standing as a national leader among that group.”

Kendyl Wade / Senior Photographer William Doerr began serving Georgia College as its first associate vice president for development and alumni relations on April 4. Doerr is responsible for directing the university’s fundraising programs and alumni relations activities.


August 5, 2011

The Colonnade

GC ALERT debuts, replacing ConnectED notifications

Justin Gaines Special to The Colonnade Greetings, As we embark on a new school year, there are many concerns that you have on your mind. I would venture to guess, however, that safety is not high on your list of concerns. With that said, I would like to take the time to inform you of some programs that we at Public Safety have enacted to help you safely enjoy your college experience. Connect-ED has been changed to GC ALERT and is still a free notification system to your cell phone which will inform you of impending danger such as an armed assailant, tornado warning or even a campus closure. You can sign up for this free service by logging onto www. gcsu.edu/alert.

Each year Georgia College experiences a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident somewhere around our campus. Georgia College Police will enforce all traffic laws and will enact the pedestrian safety campaign for the first couple of weeks of the semester. Please remember that if you are traveling by foot to obey all the traffic signs just as you would driving. Student Night Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) will start in full swing the first week of the semester. We plan to implement a new SNAP app for your smartphone so it will be easier for you to request a SNAP escort. This service is to give you a safety escort from one point on campus to another. You may also request a SNAP officer by calling (478) 445-SNAP. Please also remember that if you ever need assistance, whether it be police, ambulance or fire, please call (478) 445-4400. You may also use our emergency call boxes located around campus for direct communication to our dispatch officers. We hope that you have a fun and safe semester. Sincerely, Justin Gaines

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SNAP app added to assist students Vanessa Whited Staff Reporter

Vanessa Whited / Staff Photographer Lt. Greg Williams sorts through the Spring 2011 SNAP logs. Before the program transitioned to its current computer-aided dispatch, all calls were manually recorded and filed.

when they are en route and when they have arrived. “Overall, it is easier than our Student Night Auxiliary Patrol original system and a lot more efis in the process of implementing ficient,” Lt. Greg Williams said. a new smartphone application, “Before, we didn’t have a name or free of charge, in hopes of mak- a number, just a list of calls.” The previous system, one of ing the service more efficient and manually logging incoming SNAP paper free. The app, funded by student calls, quickly became very tedious fees and alcohol fines, will be and, on SNAP’s busy night, unoravailable on any smartphone with ganized. “For the most part I’ve had web capabilities. Students who wish to use the service are to ac- really good experiences with cess SNAP’s webpage via their SNAP,” Starr Jarrard, senior mass smartphone at www.gcsu.edu/ communication major, said. “But publicsafety/snap.htm. Here there sometimes, especially on Thurswill be a link to click on that will days, it takes them a long time and take students to the app’s homep- I’m never sure how long I should actually wait.” age where they will be Williams prompted to fill in their “It takes a while acknowledges name, phone number and that SNAP has cell phone provider. Once for new things this information is filled to catch on, and its challenges, but says that in, students are to add the Public Safety web link to the home page I think SNAP is making it a of their device. After this has caught on,” point to address one-time set up process, its problems students will be able to so as to better simply click on the shortLt. Greg William, serve the stucut on their phones to acGeorgia College dent body. tivate the app. the The app itself was Public Safety appWhile is currently built by students in the still in its testMultimedia Technology ing phase, it Center and allows ushas received a ers to electronically state their current location, where they positive response from many stuneed SNAP to take them and how dents. “I definitely see myself using many people are with them. This information is then dispatched to it,” Jessica Hayman said`. “I think Public Safety’s computer dispatch it’s a great idea.” This past Spring, 7,169 passystem and displayed on two computer screens. The app user’s sengers were picked up using the exact location is pinpointed on a SNAP service, a 224 percent inmap and then the pick-up process crease from the 3,206 passengers picked up in Spring 2010. begins. “It takes a while for new things Not only will Public Safety receive the dispatch notice to their to catch on, and I think SNAP has computers, but SNAP drivers will caught on,” Williams said. SNAP will resume its services be alerted on the two new iPads provided to them by Public Safety on Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. Students should note that they and funded by their annual general funds. Upon receiving the cannot report any sort of emergennotification, drivers will be able cy through the SNAP app. Should to communicate with the app user you need to report an emergency, through the app and tell them call Public Safety at (478) 445when they received their call, 4400.


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AUGUST 5, 2011

Student police academy provides hands-on experience, knowledge TAYLOR SEAY STAFF REPORTER Georgia College Public Safety is hosting their biannual Student Police Academy on Aug. 31. The police academy is designed to give students, faculty and staff who are interested in law enforcement a chance to see how all aspects of a police force operate. The police academy will provide all participants with hands-on training, which will give the participant a unique perspective on law enforcement. Students, faculty and staff will be able to participate in firearms training at a live firing range, conduct mock traffic stops, investigate mock crime scenes and participate in ride-a-longs with patrol officers. “The goal of the academy is to get students out of the classroom and into the

Detective Michael Baker field,” Detective Michael Baker said. Each division within Public Safety will assist with the academy to provide the most comprehensive experience as possible. Some of the divisions include patrol, communications, investigation and emer-

gency preparedness. “A lot of the officers will help out with the academy so students can see all sides of the department,” Lieutenant Greg Williams said. The goal of the academy is to give participants a true understanding of law enforcement and foster a better relationship between the university community and Public Safety. Students will gain a better understanding of the important role the GC Police have in their college experience. Recruitment for the police academy began in late July and will continue until Aug. 31. The classroom size is limited to 24 participants. Students, faculty and

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International opportunities await students SPECIAL TO THE COLONNADE SUBMITTED BY LIZ HAVEY Seize the opportunity to become a global citizen at Georgia College. Study abroad programs and student organizations provide ample opportunity to see the world and gain international experience on campus. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to develop cross-cultural communication skills and to have a unique educational experience. Georgia College offers a vast array of study abroad opportunities which vary in length from 14 days to year-long programs in more than 50 different countries and virtually every discipline. With the HOPE Scholarship and financial aid packages available, study abroad can be affordable for every academically eligible student. Study abroad also qualifies students for the opportunity to receive a “Bachelor’s Degree: International Option,” which is recorded on

Georgia College transcripts and demonstrates a significant level of international education and experience. The Georgia College International Club, with a membership of more than 60 international students and 50 U.S. students, is one of the most diverse and active clubs on campus. The club’s mission is to encourage students to learn about and appreciate different cultures from all over the world. The members participate in trips and activities throughout the semester and organize two of the most exciting campus events, International Day and the International Dinner. International Day is a celebration of the diversity of Georgia College as it brings together students, faculty, staff and community members to learn more about other cultures. The event takes place in October on Front Campus. The International Dinner is a formal event that offers dishes from all over the world as well as displays of talent and fashion. The club

meets every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., alternating between informational meetings and social coffee nights. Casa Mondo is the International and Cross-Cultural Residential Learning Community (RLC) on campus. This RLC provides an opportunity for international students and U.S. students to be exposed to other cultures and make long lasting friendships. Casa Mondo encourages learning and sharing through communal living, exciting group discussions and various events throughout the year. Sanford Hall is the home to Casa Mondo; however, students who do not live in the residence hall are invited to be a part of this RLC. In addition to these exciting extracurricular activities, Georgia College offers various international majors and minors. The Department of Modern Languages

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MAP Works aids freshmen with transition survey SPECIAL TO THE COLONNAE

SUBMITTED BY PAUL JAHR Georgia College will be providing MAP Works (Making Achievement Possible), a resource to all freshmen this year. MAP Works is a series of four online surveys designed to help provide guidance, assistance and support to enhance ability to get the most out of the learning experiences that come with the transition to college. MAP Works is designed to help students recognize challenges and opportunities and assist them in their efforts to reshape their behaviors, beliefs and attitudes early in their first semester, so they are positioned for success. On Sept. 14, students will receive an email with a link to

the Fall transition online survey. There will be roughly 80 questions and students should be prepared to spend approximately 20 minutes answering them. Just a day or two later, students will receive an email providing them with information on logging back into the MAP Works program to get their personalized report. The report is presented to the student as a flash video and as a PDF. The results of the transition survey will help students recognize opportunities and potential challenges in a successful college experience. Students will also be able to compare their collegiate behaviors, expectations and attitudes with those of their peers. The report will also contain tips and resources to help stu-

dents maximize their successful transition to Georgia College. Students will be seeing signs around campus and hearing more about MAP Works from their Community Advisor in their hall, their First Year Academic Seminar instructor and their Academic Advisor as Sept. 14 comes closer. When students receive the email in their Bobcats inbox, they should open the link to their personal survey and provide honest responses to the questions asked. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Paul Jahr, associate vice president for student affairs. Dr. Jahr’s office is located in Parks Hall, Room 206, and he can also be contacted via email at paul. jahr@gcsu.edu.

Health Services cater to student needs SPECIAL TO THE COLONNADE SUBMITTED BY ALICE LOPER Welcome to Georgia College from Student Health Services. We are currently located in Beeson Hall, main floor. The entrance to the clinic faces Montgomery Street. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students need to bring their valid Bobcat ID to the clinic in order to be seen. Most patients are seen as walk-in’s, but we do make appointments for physicals, Women’s Health Exams and STD screenings. Our phone number is 445-5288. Services provided are covered by the health fee, which is paid by students each semester. Additional charges are for outside lab tests. We treat most minor illnesses and injuries and can refer to multiple physicians if needed. Make wise choices when it comes to personal habits and lifestyles. Some choices students make can affect them the rest of their life. Multiple programs and initiatives are offered throughout the year by Rachel Sullivan, the health educator, and by colleagues from the Wellness Depot. Take advantage of these programs. Students should also be on the lookout for Student Health 101, a terrific online maga-

zine designed for college students. We are here if illness occurs or if students just have questions about Student Health Services. Alice Loper, FNP Director, Health Services

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Students struggle to keep balance Striking an equal balance between work and school is routine for many students. However, keeping the balance proves to be difficult for some. Valerie Poss Contributing Writer Balancing work and school is a burden many students are faced with year after year. The New York Times published a report in 2009 estimating the amount of debt accumulated by college undergraduates is $24,000. With the cost of college expected to increase, students are looking for other means of income—turning to employment as a necessity. Christine Davis, who is obtaining a master’s in secondary education, realized early that her standard of living would become her own financial burden after her freshman year of college. Davis says she was unenthusiastic about the prospect of working to support herself, however, applying for a loan was never an option. “It would have been a lot easier to go

“It would have been a lot easier to go that route, for now at least, but just the thought of all that debt racking up over time is more stressful to me than handling work and school together.” Christine Davis, Graduate student that route, for now at least, but just the thought of all that debt racking up over time is more stressful to me than handling work and school together,” Davis said. Students who consider employment

must learn to balance their school and work lives. Scheduling classes which will not interfere with work is key to making the balance successful. Unfortunately, this can be uniquely difficult for students to achieve, which is why planning your school schedule with a potential job in mind is important. “I aim to schedule my classes for only two days out of the week so that the rest of my days are entirely open,” said senior psychology major and part-time server at Amici Kayla Tinsley. “If that doesn’t work, then I try to make sure that my classes end by about three so that I’m available to work nights and weekends.” Phil Kohnen, owner of Barberito’s, agrees that the ability to balance real work with schoolwork is one of the most im

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Valerie Poss / Contributing Photographer Graduate student Christine Davis balances working at the Brick with her studies so as not to accumulate a large amount of debt during her time in school.

Housing promotes first Happenin’ on Thursday event Bobbi Otis Senior Reporter A new program called Happenin’ on Thursday will kick off on Aug. 25 with a Foam Dance Party to be located in the courtyard between Foundation and Parkhurst halls. The HOT program was originally the brainchild of University Housing, but over the summer they passed the coordination duties to senior biology major and Housing intern Mark Jestel. “I had been successful at previous programs, so Housing decided that I should do it,” Jestel said. HOT is a University Housing Sponsored program, but many Registered Student Orga-

nizations have been instrumental in making the program a reality. “Even though this is a Housing created and run event, half of these events would not have taken place without the help of many other student organizations and departments on campus,” Jestel said. The programs have been created in conjunction with Peer Educators, the Campus Activities Board, Resident Student Association, Public Safety, The GIVE Center, The League, WGUR 88.9 FM, Sodexo, Thunder Crew, every residence hall and the Animal Rescue Foundation. “I’m really excited about the HOT program,” Housing Marketing Coordinator Cindy McClanahan said. “It’s a great alternative for resident for Thursday night activities and hopefully

bring some fun and life to our campus.” The funding for the program comes from a portion of the Housing Program Fee. This fee is the $25 that all students must pay each semester to Housing. The most notable happenings will be Thunder Cup events, including the Foam Dance Party. “The events have good variety,” Mcclanahan said. “There should be something for just about everyone to enjoy.” The activities scheduled for September include a Geocaching Hunt, a Water Park, Hot Dogs with Hot Dogs, Capture the Flag and Oktoberfest.

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Career Center unveils Intern Ready program Special to The Colonnade

Submitted by Michelle Berg

According to a 2010 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, 42.3 percent of new graduates with internship experience received at least one job offer. Compare that to the 30.7 percent without internship experience and it’s easy to see students with internships typically fare better locating a fulltime position. Employers prefer students with internships because they have real-world experience that connects their major and career. The University Career Center is here to help Georgia College students do just that. The University Career Center presents several programs and events to help Georgia College students prepare for internships. The new Intern Ready Certificate Program teaches students how to create

an impressive résumé, locate an internship strategically, interview successfully and communicate professionally with employers, which will give them a competitive edge. As a special bonus, Intern Ready students will receive a certificate, an Intern Ready name badge for career fairs and their resume will be included in an Intern Ready résumé collection for employers. Through the program, students have their résumé reviewed, attend internship workshops, participate in a mock interview and attend a career fair. All students can participate in Intern Ready, no matter their major or graduation year. Learn more about how to become Intern Ready on the University Career Center website, or contact Michelle Berg at michelle.berg@gcsu. edu to sign up and become Intern Ready. In addition to Intern Ready, the University Career Center presents the Internship Fair

every year to give students an opportunity to meet employers with a variety of internship opportunities for all majors. The 2011 Internship Fair will be Oct. 5 on Front Campus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Internship Fair is a great opportunity to see what is available. The University Career Center also offers individual appointments with students to work on all steps of the internship process. Students can also use Career Connection, an online database, to locate internship postings. Use Career Connection to research companies, find internships, upload a résumé, learn about events and more. Find Career Connection and other career resources at www. gcsu.edu/career. For more information or to schedule an individual appointment, contact the University Career Center at (478) 4455384, email career.center@ gcsu.edu or visit the office in person at 232 Lanier Hall.

Shades of Green event comes to campus Special to The Colonnade Submitted by Judy Bailey Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business will host its week-long “green” career/issues forum this Fall with guest speakers from national and international companies. The annual “Shades of Green” event is set for Friday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 7 at the university’s Milledgeville campus and at its Macon Center for Graduate and Professional Learning. Open to the public, the forum will feature sustainability practices and career options in green building trends, sustainable urban planning, renewable energy, health care, the global

food supply chain, safe water supplies and transportation. During the discussions about green transportation and vehicles, the forum will feature the Chevy Volt, 2011 North American Car of the Year, for test drives. “We’re connecting our students to industry professionals and bringing awareness about new eco-friendly techniques that companies are incorporating into our ever-growing green economy,” said Dr. Doreen Sams, Georgia College associate professor of marketing and co-organizer of the event. Guest speakers and panelists currently scheduled include representatives worldwide.


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Continued from page 2... ing on holding costs down for students. This is a task he holds particularly important in today’s difficult economic times. “The states are challenged, which means the system is challenged, which means the colleges are challenged, which means the students are sitting at the bottom of that pyramid, and that’s a heavy load to lift,” Preczewski said. Although Preczeswki is new to Georgia College, his achievements at Georgia Gwinnett College were the driving qualities which lead to his appointment. “Stas is both people-centered and success-centered, which is the best combination to be. He’s the catalyst who gets everybody to, not only give 100 percent to a project, but to enjoy giving 100 percent to the project,” said Dr. Jo Galle, associate vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Gwinnett College. Dr. Galle also went on to say Georgia College is in for a memorable year with Dr. Preczewski. Among Dr. Preczewski’s

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have already begun submitting applications. There are no qualifications for students, faculty or staff to apply to participate in the academy. “We already have some faculty and staff members who have signed up for this year’s academy,” Baker said. The majority of students who typically sign up for the police academy are criminal justice majors. “We are working on making

The Colonnade “The students are sitting at the bottom of that pyramic--and that’s a heavy load to lift,” Dr. Stas Preczewski, Interim President

goals is his goal for meeting students, faculty and staff and coming to understand the campus better. His solution for doing so is becoming more involved, which takes action on his part but also the part of the campus. “Invite me to your sporting events, invite me to your club meetings, invite me to your organizations, invite me to your fundraisers, invite me to your service projects, invite me to your classrooms—invite me,” Dr. Preczewski said. “Because that’s the way I learn what is going on and what the needs are.”

the police academy count for some type of school credit, even if it is just one hour,” Baker said. “The academy is definitely a resume booster, though.” Any students, faculty or staff who are interested in signing up for the police academy can visit Public Safety’s website at http:// www.gcsu.edu/publicsafety/studentpoliceacademy.htm to fill out an application. The applicants then must deliver their applications to Lt. Greg Williams or Sgt. Michael Baker at the police department. The first meeting has not been planned, but a tentative schedule should be posted on the website soon.

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Continued from page 5... portant factors he considers when hiring students. “It can be a risk to hire students, who will occasionally decide to miss work in lieu of a final or a project,” Kohnen said. “I prefer hiring those that seem to manage their time well as opposed to a person that seems like a scatter-brain.” For students who have scheduling issues, finding employment with the college is a better alternative. College jobs are more likely to work around student’s class schedule. “My employers are really understanding of our class and study schedules and are always careful that we don’t feel overextended,” said Anthony Bennett, senior business major and Georgia Col-

“It can be a risk to hire students, who will occasionally decide to miss work in lieu of a final or a project.” Phil Kohnen, Owner of Barberitos

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Continued from page 4... and Cultures offers majors and minors in French and Spanish and courses in German and Italian. The College of Business offers a minor in International Business. Additionally, there are several interdisciplin-

Valerie Poss / Contributing Photographer Senior Business major Anthony Bennett is an LITC employee who says that his employers are very understanding of his need to balance school and work.

lege library employee. Chris Lamphere, coordinator of Outreach and Alcohol and Other Drug education programming in counseling services, says that it is difficult to say how many hours of work a full time student should be able to handle. Lamphere explains briefly that different personality types handle heavy workloads in different ways. The major chosen by a student can also require different amounts of work outside the classroom, consequently affecting the amount of hours one is available to work per week. “It’s all about maintaining your own individual balance,” Lamphere said. “And if any students feel the need to talk to someone about the difficulties maintaining this balance then the counseling service is here to help.”

ary minors including African Studies, International Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Join us Friday, Aug. 26 from 1-3 p.m. for an open house just for students. We will be serving snacks and refreshments. For more information at any time, stop by the International Education Center in Lanier Hall 223 or call 478-445-4789.

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Incoming freshmen will be given free HOT t-shirts at the pep rally on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 7-7:30 p.m. in the Centennial Center. Jestel echoes the senti-

ment that the program will be well received. “This is going to be a big event on campus and I encourage all students to get involved,” Jestel said. For more information and a complete listing of all programs for the 20112012 academic year visit: http://www.gcsu.edu/hot/.


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August 5, 2011 • Editor, Vanessa Whited

Shoeless Mix-Up

July 29 at 3:19 a.m. Sgt. Reonas, Officer Lewis and Officer Purvis overheard a call to the city in reference to a possible burglary in progress on South Wilkinson Street, according to Public Safety. Milledgeville Police Department Officer Quattlebaum and Officer Purvis then overheard a shot that sounded like a small caliber gun close to Officer Purvis’ vehicle. Around 45 minutes later, Officer Purvis observed a male walk out from the area heading south on Wilkinson Street. Officer Purvis made contact with the male who, when asked, said his shoe was missing and he was sweating because he had been jumped at Capital City. After Officer Purvis explained the incident may be on camera, the male then stated he tried to get into his friend’s house through the window, but realized it was not his friend’s house once residents yelled at him to leave. The MPD Officer advised Sgt. Reonas to get the male’s information and release him.

Stolen BMX

July 19 at 3:45 p.m. Sgt. Baker made contact with a male at the Georgia College Police Station in reference to his bike being stolen from the bike rack at Lanier Hall, according to Public Safety. The male stated that he parked his Tony Hawk Pro BMX bike in the southeast bike rack unsecured and when he returned from class his bike was gone. The male estimates the bike to be worth $150. The case is currently under investigation.

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July 30 at 8:40 p.m. Officer Denna provided a safety escort for a male who was not from the area and under the influence of alcohol, according to Public Safety. Officer Denna dropped the male off at a residence at Washington and Liberty streets. At 3:16 p.m. Officer Denna was flagged down at Washington and Liberty streets by two females in reference to a male that had broken the glass out of their front door. The male who had previously been dropped off was laying on the ground with a severe laceration to his right wrist and a tremendous amount of blood on him and the ground. EMS arrived and the male was taken to Oconee Regional Medical Center for further treatment. The two females stated the male was to stay the night until he threw a drink on one of them downtown. Upon his return, his belongings had been left on the porch and he was not welcome at the residence. The male then knocked out the window of the front door, injuring himself. The females decided to press charges against the male. After being released from ORMC, the male was arrested and transported to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office with a state warrant secured for criminal trespass.

Unwelcome Snoozin’

July 18 at 3:25 p.m. A female reported that a male had been sleeping on her front porch at 2:00 a.m, according to Public Safety. The female reported this because she lives by herself and wanted the Police Department to keep an eye on her apartment.*

July 29 at 12:35 a.m. Officer Lewis was entering his patrol vehicle when he observed a vehicle traveling north on Wayne Street fail to stop at the red light as it turned west onto Montgomery Street, according to Public Safety. Officer Lewis attempted to stop the vehicle, but a pursuit ensued with blue lights activated. The vehicle attempted to turn south on Columbia Street at a high rate of speed, and when entering Columbia Street, the vehicle left the roadway, striking a utility pole, a guide wire, a traffic sign, four trash cans and a tree. Officer Lewis approached the vehicle and made contact with a male who had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Officer Lewis asked the male if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages to which he replied, “Yes, I’ve had a couple of drinks.” The male was placed in handcuffs and gave consent to a breathalyzer test. He registered a .319 and was charged with DUI, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude, failure to maintain lane and failure to obey a traffic control device.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 12:30 - 3 p.m. 5 – 7 p.m. 7 – 7:30 p.m. 7:30 – 9 p.m. 9 - 10 p.m. 10 p.m.

Move-In Day (assigned residence hall or apartment) Orientation/Registration (Arts &Sciences Auditorium) Dinner (The MAX) Bobcat Athletics Pep Rally (Centennial Center) Playfair – The Power of Fun at College (Centennial Center) Wing Meeting (assigned residence hall) Bobcats After Dark

Friday, August 12 8 a.m. 10 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1 - 4:30 p.m. 5 - 6 p.m. 6 – 7 p.m. 7:45 - 8:30 p.m. 9 – 11 p.m.

Breakfast (The MAX) Bobcat Beginnings/Insight – Talk Show (Russell Auditorium and A&S Auditorium) Lunch (The MAX) Circles Meeting/Meeting with the Author (Arts & Sciences classrooms and Russell Auditorium) (time varies by group, determined by residence hall) Dinner (The MAX) Wing Meeting (assigned residence hall) Freshman Convocation/Reception (Russell Auditorium with A&S Auditorium for overflow) Campus Activities Board Presents: Dave & Ethan: College Dating Coaches (Russell Auditorium)

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Information based upon a submission to The Colonnade by Public Safety.

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1677 Pine Valley Rd. : Brick, 3 BR, 2BA, Fla. Room, Deck, Carport, fenced yard, water front. $1,000/$1,000 901 Harrington Dr. : Brick 4 BR, 1 1/2 BA, Big living room, Den, 6 blocks to GC. $1,100/$1,100

Saturday, August 13 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2 – 5 p.m. 6 – 8 p.m. 7 – 9 p.m. 9 p.m.

Fun in the Sun (Greene Street) 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (Centennial Center) Bobcat Marketplace and Community Celebration (Centennial Residential Courtyard) Picture Perfect Picnic (Centennial Residential Courtyard) RSA Movie Night (Centennial Residential Courtyard)

Sunday, August 14 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 8 – 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.

Special Brunch (The MAX) Résumé Workshops (University Career Center: Lanier Hall, 2nd Floor) “Can I Kiss You?” (Russell Auditorium) Campus Activities Board Presents: Adam Ace Comedy Show (Russell Auditorium)

740 Matheson Rd. : Brick, 3 BR, 1 BA, 1.5 miles to GC. $900/$900 1621 Stonemeadow Rd. Nice 3 BA, 2 BA. 5 minutes to GC. $900/$900

Monday, August 15 First day of classes 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1 – 5 p.m.

Lemonade Brigade Poster Sale (Arts & Sciences Fountain) Campus Jobs Open House Open Swimming (Centennial Center Swimming Pool)

Tuesday, August 16 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1 – 5 p.m.

Lemonade Brigade Poster Sale (Arts & Sciences Fountain) Campus Jobs Open House Open Swimming (Centennial Center Swimming Pool)

Friday, August 19

Last day to drop a course without penalty

212 Linton Rd. : Circa 1860, 5 BR, 2 BA. Library, Office, Big living room, Den, Fenced yard, 20 minutes to Milledgeville. $1,200/$1,200 117 Colony Farm Rd. : 3 BR, 1 BA, Big living room, Rear dock, Clean & Neat. $600/month


Opinion LETTER

August 5, 2011• Editor-in-Chief, Bobbi Otis

Equality for all

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BOBBI OTIS In a time when it is common to hear that the newspaper business is dying, the staff of The Colonnade still believes in the art form. Yes, art form. Artists spend hours painstakingly developing their craft and choosing the right medium to display their skills. Here at The Colonnade we spend endless hours researching, interviewing, writing, editing and designing the paper that students, faculty, staff and alumni eagerly read each week. If you are new to Georgia College this year, we hope that you too become an avid Colonnade enthusiast. Not just because we spend roughly 24 hours from Monday to Wednesday putting the thing together, but also because it will benefit you. The Colonnade strives to provide the most complete coverage of campus and community events, so by reading it each week you will be a more informed member of the Georgia College and Milledgeville communities. Our motto is, after all, “Your right to know, our duty to inform.” No matter how hard we try, we are not psychics. We don’t know everything that is going on around campus, so if you know of an event that you would like to see covered send us an email telling us about it to colonnade@ gcsu.edu. Or just drop by our office, MSU 128, since someone is usually there chained to his or her desk at all times Monday through Friday. Each week this section of the paper is devoted to the editorial board’s consensus opinion on current events and topics, on campus and off. The rest of the section, however, is devoted to you, the reader. We encourage you to write letters to the editor telling us your thoughts on articles in the paper or your opinion on just about anything that interests you. You can send your comments to colonnade@ gcsu.edu. The Litter Box is also a good way to put your thoughts in print on a weekly basis. You can send your vents that will show up in the Litter Box to our email, tweet them to us, send us a message on Facebook or send us an instant message at ColonnadeVent on AIM. If you want to become more involved with The Colonnade, we are always looking for new writers, photographers, illustrators, columnists, ad reps and web designers. At The Colonnade, if you want to get involved you can do just about anything. There are weekly meetings at 5 p.m. in the MSU Lounge (next to our office). The staff this year is dedicated to serving the campus community and providing the most in-depth coverage on news and events in the most complete way possible. That means on the website, too. Everything that is in the print issue on Fridays will be online each week. In addition, we are going to start adding more multimedia to the site. Slideshows, audio and video will appear on the website along with all of the photos you saw in the print version to create a more interactive reading experience.

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New Interim President Stas Preczewski welcomes, addresses student body STAS PRECZEWSKI Dear Georgia College student, Welcome to Georgia College! Whether you are a new student or returning for another year, this year at Georgia College is sure to be a challenging and exciting adventure. We continue to enhance the university’s academic programs. Faculty members have designed new innovative teaching initiatives that will continue to foster your personal exposure to the liberal arts tradition. New facilities on campus will enhance your educational experience as well. This year existing classrooms and laboratories in the older section of Herty Hall will undergo renovation. With the opening of the Herty Hall expansion, we can boast about our up-tothe-minute science classrooms and laboratories and a new celestial observatory with a powerful telescope — the universe is now truly yours to explore! This fall we also will open the new Wellness and Recreation Center on West Campus. You will have an amazing wellness and recreation facility right at your fingertips – offering exercise equipment, swimming pools, intramural courts and so much more. The center offers grand opportunities for your fit and healthy lifestyle goals. Maxwell Student Union dining hall added five new venue choices to satisfy your culinary tastes. The MAX was remodeled during the summer with innova-

tions to provide a variety of food styles. While I have been on campus only a short while, I have been aware of Georgia College and admired its achievements for quite some time. Its high rankings by many sources, including the US News & World Report recognition of Georgia College’s “Strong Commitment to Teaching,” are testimonies to the quality of the university. I am most impressed with Georgia College’s listing on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction – just a step away from the highest category of national recognition. This recognition speaks volumes about the university culture of service and its commitment to learning outside the classroom. We hope to win the award outright this year—your efforts deserve nothing less. I share that commitment to service. As interim president, I will serve the students, faculty and staff to the very best of my abilities. Only together may we achieve our common goal of graduating each of you in four years with an unparalleled liberal arts education, broadly prepared to provide informed and creative solutions to the unpredictable problems of an everchanging world. I want to hear from you. Stop me on the sidewalk, in the hallway or at campus events. Tell me about your experiences at Georgia College. Tell me what you think we’re doing right and what you would like us to do better. As students, you have a unique perspective about how we can become an even greater liberal arts university. Again, welcome, and I look forward to seeing you around campus. Stas Preczewski, Ph.D. Interim President

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I hate all of the updates to certain things like WI-FI on shuttles that only a little portion of campus uses but all of our tuition goes up. I HATE GEORGIA WEATHER. If I wanted to walk around in a constant sauna, i’d get a spa membership. Why do guys freak out when a girl goes a couple days w/o shaving? they have no idea how hard & time consuming it is to be a girl & live up to their expectations. I wish my washing machine would work! I have no clean underwear!

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“What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?” “Get involved. Try a lot of different clubs so you can find your niche.” Aubrie Sofala, senior mass communication major

“Don’t go downtown and get arrested.” Lauren Davidson, senior mass communication major

“Seriously, don’t get arrested.” Vanessa Whited, junior mass communication major

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“I want to hear from you”

Over the summer the state of New York legalized same sex marriage, becoming the sixth and largest state to pass legislation to make same sex marriage completely legal. This was a huge step in the right direction for gay rights, but in no way does it mean that the fight for equality is even close to being over. I mean, the Civil War ended in 1865, but the Voting Rights Act of 1965 wasn’t passed until just over a hundred years later, which prohibited states from imposing any “voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure…. to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.” Obviously they have the right to vote, but for rights

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like the opportunity to marry whomever they want, it will still take years for the entire country to give them equal rights across the board. Especially in the Bible Belt states, who seem to have the biggest problem with it. The most popular argument against it comes from, for lack of a better word, “Bible thumpers.” Their biggest problem with same sex marriage is that it ‘violates, ruins, etc., the sanctity of marriage.’ So, by that logic they are saying that gay people are ruining the sanctity of marriage by wanting to get married? That literally makes absolutely no sense. In the end, everyone deserves the right to be happy. If gay individuals believe that getting married to their life partner would make them truly happy, then they should have the same opportunities as straight people. This country was born on the idea that everyone should have equal rights, and hopefully in the future this will actually grow to include everyone.

“Don’t just hang out with the first people you meet.” Bobbi Otis, junior mass communication major

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MAX dining hall offers variety

Kendyl Wade / Senior Photographer The new dining areas are equipped with five different stations, each offering varying meal options.

Special to The Colonnade Submitted by Alissa Torchia

The Georgia College’s Department of Auxiliary Services and Sodexo Dining Services have been working this summer renovating the Maxwell Student Union’s dining facility. The new facility, the MAX, will be available for student use on Aug. 11 and is equipped with five dining stations. Five new stations coming to the MAX: 441 Diner The 441 Diner is a twist on the traditional Route 66 diner concept, incorporating nostalgic elements of Americana with more contemporary elements. The diner offers basic scrambled eggs with bacon but also takes specialty orders such as mushroom, ham and swiss frittatas. Along with breakfast served all day, the 441 Diner will also serve burg-

ers, fries, hot dogs and classic grilled cheese. The diner will also rotate serving sandwiches such as Philly cheesesteak and New York-style Rueben’s. Milla D’Villa Milla D’Villa offers pizza by the slice, crisp field greens and toasted garlic bread— among other dishes. Along with original meals, customers will also be given the choice of varying daily baked pastas including eggplant parmesan and lasagna. Milla D’Villa will also serve some hearty soups, such as minestrone, and will prepare fresh salads. Magellans Magellans is the centerpiece station where guests can enjoy an interactive dining experience. Alternative healthy food options are available along with a wide range of cuisines, ranging from Asian to Southwest inspired dishes. The in-

teractive bar allows customers to choose ingredients, give them to the chef and watch as the their meal is prepared. Vidalia’s Vidalia’s station offers vegan and vegetarian alternative dishes. Some dishes provided include red pepper and zucchini quiche or curried tofu with jasmine rice. The station will also ensure that all components of the dish are natural and organic. Sinclair’s Sandwiches Sinclair’s Sandwiches provides freshly-baked breads and a variety of deli meats and cheeses topped with your favorite sandwich condiments.. In addition to classic deli sandwiches, paninis and wraps, homemade side salads and crisp deli pickles are available to accompany each meal. Students will also be able to choose from a spread of desserts made daily.

Kendyl Wade / Senior Photographer The MAX offers various seating in the dining areas. One of the new stations, 441 Diner, (right) plays on the rustic dive feel, with high-top vinyl seating. Other alternative seating in the dining halls are booths (left).

Kendyl Wade / Semior Photographer

Construction continues to be done on the MAX and its set date to open is Aug. 11.The construction began in May.


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Wellness Center reaches final stages The Wellness and Recreation Center is set to open by Oct. 21 and features new technology and later hours of operation Bobbi Otis Senior Reporter The $28.2 million Wellness and Recreation Center, being erected on West Campus, is on schedule to be completed by Oct. 21 and will open to the public shortly after that date. Construction began for the 101,000-square-foot building on Sept. 14, 2010 and is currently 90 percent completed, according to Dave Terrell, Ed.S director of the Wellness and Recreation Center.

Kendyl Wade / Senior Photographer (Top) The recreation pool located on the first floor of the new Wellness and Recreation Center. The pool will be heated. (Below) An aerial view of the three courts on the first floor of the center. Pictured in the background is the multi-purpose court that the club hockey team will practice on,

First Floor To enter the facility students and guests will walk through a turnstile. “You will have a Biometric Reader, so before we open all of the students will come in and integrate your biometrics with your Bobcat card,” Terrell said. “So your primary means of entrance once you get registered is to just come in and put your finger on the Bio Reader and the turnstiles open and that’s it.” The Biometric Reader will scan a vein in your finger to grant access. A 29-foot climbing wall with five different climbing routes will be on the right at the entrance. The climbing wall will be managed by the Outdoor Education Department. The wall will have an auto-belay system and training will be available to all students to learn to climb and belay. The ropes course on East Campus will remain open. The first floor will also house a threecourt gym. Two of the courts will be used for basketball, volleyball and badminton. The third is a multi-use court where the Georgia College club hockey team can practice with roller skates. This court is outlined with a dasher board system similar to a hockey rink. The corners are rounded like an ice hockey arena and features a recessed goal. This court can also be used for indoor soccer and basketball. A classroom for MAT and Kinesiology is located on the first floor as well. Student Health Services is moving to

the first floor. The facility will house six exam rooms. The Heath Services area of the Wellness Center has a separate entrance from a separate parking lot designated especially for those students who need to use the Health Services facility. Counseling Services will be located on the second floor. An eight-lane competition pool and a separate heated recreation pool are located to the left of the courts. Students

“The depot is going to stay open for a while. Dr. Leland had promised some of the students that it would stay open for a while and be evaluated on a regular basis,” Dave Terrell, Ed.S director of the Welness and Recreational Center

and guests can enter the pools from the locker room/changing room area. There will be a patio accessible from the pool area. Second Floor Sixty-four pieces of cardio equipment have been ordered. The machines will be facing the outside of the facility. “They will all be facing outside so you will be able to look out onto the front lawn while you are exercising,” Terrell said. In the front of the facility will be a landscaped lawn. Benches will be located out on the lawn for seating. In addition to the cardio equipment

there is an indoor track, the personal training office, a massage therapy room, an assessment lab for physical training experiments and a room that will be used for various fitness classes. Counseling Services is located on the second floor and is accessible from the same outside entrance that Health Services is assessable from. Green The Wellness and Recreation Center is projected to save the school money per year in lighting costs due to the glass used to enclose the structure. The glass walls are tinted to allow in light and keep out the heat, saving the building from having an increased cooling bill to contend with. The Green Fee Committee, a studentinitiated proposal to make campus a greener place, allocated $9,750 for the facility to buy ReRev machines. ReRev technology will be attached to four elliptical exercise machines and will convert the human energy produced during exercise into a viable, reusable form of energy. “A thirty minute workout will generate 50 watts of clean, carbon-free electricity,” Terrell said. “That is enough to run a CFL light bulb for two hours and 30 minutes, charge a cell phone fully six times or power a laptop for one hour.” Wellness Depot According to Terrell the Wellness Depot on main campus will not close as soon as the new Wellness and Recreation Center opens. “The depot is going to stay open for a while. Dr. Leland had promised some of the students that it would stay open for a while and be evaluated on a regular basis,” Terrell said. Terrell does not anticipate moving the equipment from the Wellness Depot to the new center. New hours will be available in the new Wellness and Recreation Center different from those at the depot. Concrete hours have not yet been determined.


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August 5, 2011• Editor, Lauren Davidson

Cost-efficient activities to enjoy close to campus Lauren Luker Contributing Writer

Lauren Davidson / Staff Photographer Brandon Goodwin, a senior exercise science major, has multiple tattoos on his right and left arms as well as his ribs.The tattoos on his left arm are all music themed. “I have a set of head phones with a devil’s horns and angel’s wings,” Goodwin said. “The wire comes down and is laid out to where it reads ‘soul’ which means ‘music is soul.’” Goodwin has had that tattoo for three years.

Skin deep Lindsay Peterson Contributing Writer Skulking out of the shadowy back alleys of times past, tattoos are becoming a popular art form among students, no longer seen as being only reserved for the delinquent. In the first half of the 20th century, tattoos were synonymous with the seedy underbelly of society. In 1936, Life Magazine found that only six percent of Americans had a tattoo. In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration found that 45 million people in America have a tattoo. Nine percent of these tattooed Americans are college-aged, 18 to 24-years-old, according to College Crunch. “It’s changing. It’s absolutely changing,” said Kenny Humphries, a thrice-tattooed art major at Georgia College, said. “(Tattoos) are much more commonplace and people don’t wig out when they see them anymore.” There are a multitude of reasons for getting a tattoo. They can be used as a form of self-expression, to commemorate the birth or death of a loved one, to celebrate a favorite sports team or to show patriotism, among other reasons. “In cases when tattoos are used to remember a loved one they are linking objects,” said Barbara Jackson, a certified professional counselor at Georgia College said. “(Tattoos) can serve as a tangible memorial as well as be symbolic of the pain felt by those who are grieving,“ Jackson said.

Students turn to tattoos for artistic expression

Joe Owens, a 16-year veteran tattoo artist at Bluz Tattooz, wears a tattoo in honor of his deceased father. His Salvador Dali-style clock tattoo honors his father who collected clocks. The time on his clock tattoo is set at the exact time that his father died. “It’s a melting clock, which reminds me that time is melting away,” Owens said. No matter the meaning behind a tattoo, clients must be careful to choose shops that follow hygienic practices or risk being infected by AIDS and other blood-borne diseases. According to The Tattoo Collection, quality tattoo shops are hygienic and artists should be willing to show potential customers the shop’s autoclave, a machine used to sterilize tattooing and piercing equipment. It is also important that the tattoo artist is an experienced tattoo artist. Choosing a knowledgeable artist is critical to receiving a quality tattoo. There is no special degree tattoo artists must earn in order to call themselves tattoo artists, according to The Tattoo Collection. Instead, good artists have portfolios containing pictures of tattoos they have done. Potential customers are able to judge the talent of the artist by looking at their past work. Despite the size of the city, there are several tattoo parlors scattered throughout Milledgeville. Humphries recommends Royal Blood Tat-

too and Art Gallery. “I’ve spoken to the owner, Charley Riddle,” Humphries said. “He’s a really cool guy and he churns out some really good work.” Owens is a steadfast believer in educating his clients. “We care. We try to educate. We don’t do anything that isn’t proper,” Owens said. “We’ve worked a long time to make ourselves look good.” Owens refuses to risk Bluz Tattooz’s hardearned reputation. He is willing to decline clients if they insist on getting tattoos that will warp in the future due to an incorrect placement on the body. “We try to do right and treat people right,” Owens said. Tattoos have come a long way from their association with the undesirables of lower society in the early 20th century. While still a burgeoning phenomenon, tattoos are becoming a mainstream way for college students to artfully express themselves.

Lauren Davidson / Staff Photographer

GC partners with High Musuem of Art Georgia College and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta have partnered up in order to give students additional education and internship opportunities. “The partnership offers our students many benefits including the possibility of field experiences and internships,” said Dr. Sandra Jordan, provost and vice president of academic affairs in a GC press release. “Through this program students have expanded access to an exciting array of speakers and exhibits.” “It allows an Atlanta area cultural scene for our students,” said Judy Bailey, university media relations manager. The students are excited for this opportunity as well. “It’s good because most of the students are from Metro Atlanta area,” said Michael Packard who graduated with a degree in outdoor education and is perusing his MBA in business. “Making the art more accessible to people here is going to be awesome.” Georgia College is only the second school in the University System of Georgia to have partnered with the museum with the other being Southern Polytechnic University. The partnership became official on August 1. “We are delighted to collaborate with Georgia College to establish our second academic affiliate agreement with a public educational institution,” said Patricia Rodewald, Eleanor Mc-

Submitted by the high musuem of arts “House III” by Roy Lichtenstein and “The Shade” by Auguste Rodin can be seen in the exterior ground of the High Musuem in Atlanta.

Donald Stroza Director of Education in a GC press release. “Building on our mutual commitment to the integration of the arts into education, the affiliation will deepen our relationship with Georgia College and engage their communities with great art and programming.” The benefits for the school due to the partnership will serve countless purposes for the

“It’s like my favorite place in Georgia. Anywhere I go, I think, ‘I wish I was at Bartram.’ I just love it there.”

Rachel Rivera, graduate student and community health major.

Left: Heather Martin, senior biology major, got her tattoo at Wayne Street Tattoos, which is now closed. Top: Molly Walker, who has her undergraduate in creative writing and will be receiving her graduate degree in business, has her tattoo on her right rib cage.

Kevin hall Senior reporter

College students are often met with empty pockets after dishing out their savings for tuition and books. However, for students who are avid seekers of outdoor activities there are many low-cost options when it comes to finding adventure in Milledgeville. Students are paying outrageous monthly gym membership fees, amounting to an average of 40 dollars per month, according to the CNBC website. Georgia College students need not worry about gym memberships because they are not strictly necessary. All students pay a fee that enables them to utilize the Wellness Depot. However, if students wish to venture outdoors for exercise, there are a lot of options in that direction. Milledgeville is home to many parks and recreation areas, and for students at GC, this is an option. Not only are the parks free to utilize, they are also close to campus. Rachel Rivera, a graduate student and community health major, enjoys playing disc golf and exercising outdoors. She even considers herself “the master of free things to do.” If students are in the mood for a sport to play leisurely with friends on a sunny day, disc golf is an option. It is similar to traditional golf, but disc golf uses a flying disc instead of a ball and club. Disc golf courses can be found in Milledgeville. There is a course on West Campus and another course located on Blandy Road, which is only five minutes driving distance from the college. If peaceful serenity is desired, Rivera suggests checking out Bartram Forest. The park is dedicated to preserving local wildlife and providing a very earthy feel to its visitors. Located within Baldwin State Forest, Bartram is located across the street from the Department of Motor Vehicles on Carl Vinson Road. If a ten minute drive from downtown isn’t an issue, Bartram Forest is ideal for a leisurely stroll or jog. Rivera said that she loves the ���all natural, dirt paths” that run throughout the park. “It’s like my favorite place in Georgia. Anywhere I go, I think, ‘I wish I was at Bartram’,” Rivera said. “I just love it there.” The serenity of Bartram Forest is what Deborah Hodgins, junior art major, enjoys taking advantage of. Hodgins says, while sitting underneath a wooden canopy on a picnic table, that she comes to Bartram Forest to read. “It’s gorgeous out here,” Hodgins said. Even though the disc golf courses and Bartram Forest are within a short drive from the GC campus, there is another park within walking distance. The Oconee River Greenway, located on Hancock Street, offers a variety of inviting amenities. Whether walking down the scenic path, through the park or fishing off the banks of the Oconee River, visitors can enjoy a peaceful scenic environment. There are shorter and longer routes available at The Oconee River Greenway. This allows for beginners and advance joggers to both enjoy the paths. Kelsey Ritter, junior community health major, is athletic minded and runs everyday. “I love the Greenway because whether I’m in the mood for half a mile or two miles, I can do either,” Ritter said. “It’s just so workout friendly. It’s really beautiful there.” Director of the Oconee River Greenway Authority, Dr. Heather Langston said, “It’s peaceful, (and) it’s a place to get away and get some exercise, and the nice thing is, it’s flat, unlike most of Milledgeville.” The only thing that Langston requests is “that students help us to take care of the park,” asking that they clean up after themselves.

students, facility and staff. They will be able to obtain free admission to the museum, including its special exhibitions and permanent collection. The partnership will also allow them to attend behind the scenes experiences that others will not be able to take part in. The partnership will also provide many internship opportunities for students. “It offers internship opportunities for many majors like marketing, advertising for mass comm and art of course,” Bailey said. It will also be a new way for majors of museum studies, which is a relatively new major at GC, to obtain more job opportunities. “I have been in the department and seen the program develop from the very beginning, and this is such a huge step,” said senior museum studies major Katie Keller. “Not only will students have free access to the museum but now the degree which is still relatively new will get more recognition and hopefully grow.” The facility is excited for the opportunity for the students to have a chance like this that other schools may not have. “This partnership is one of the several the will help Georgia College offer a distinctive educational experience,” Jordan said in a GC press release. “Georgia College is interested in providing rich and broad experiences and opportunities to our students.” Currently the partnership is set to last for a year, but the school is hoping to extend it longer.


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Special to the Colonnade Submitted by Dr. Jennifer Flory The Georgia College choral ensembles are looking for anyone, student, faculty or staff, interested in joining one or more of the three choral ensembles. The three choruses are all available for one credit hour and are briefly described below. If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Dr. Jennifer Flory by email (Jennifer.flory@gcsu.edu) or by phone at (478) 445-4839. University Chorus is a non-auditioned choral organization focusing on the study and performance of music of all periods and styles and is open to all members of the university community. Students who enjoy singing are encouraged to join regardless of major or music-reading skills. University Chorus rehearses three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-12:50 p.m., in Max Noah Recital Hall. Women’s Ensemble, open to all female members of the university community, is a non-auditioned choral organization focusing on the study and performance of music of all periods and styles specifically for women’s voices. All female students who enjoy singing

are encouraged to join regardless of major or music-reading skills. Women’s Ensemble rehearses twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:15 p.m., in Max Noah Recital Hall. Max Noah Singers is a choral organization made up of select singers with an emphasis on the study and performance of a variety of literature from madrigals and motets to the avant garde. Max Noah Singers is open by audition to all members of the university community. The ensemble is involved in the iPod Project, iSing, in which singers are provided with iPods for practice, evaluation and assessment. Max Noah Singers will be performing and recruiting tour in December within Georgia. The group rehearses two times a week: Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Max Noah Recital Hall. Max Noah Singers members are also required to enroll in University Chorus and commit to the group for the entire school year. Auditions are the first week of school in August. The audition consists of one solo song with accompaniment (accompanist provided). Singers will also be vocalized and asked to sight-read. New students will need to provide a letter of recommendation from a past choir director.

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Movie Review: ‘Captain America’ Summer 2011 has brought avid moviegoers and comic fans disappointment after disappointment on the silver screen. The summer started off with “Thor,” which was a tribute to the gods of mediocrity. Next, “X-Men: First Class” gave us a first glimpse at some of the lamest of mutants. Then, “The Green Lantern” flickered out quickly. But, when all hope seemed to be lost, Captain America saved the day. Though there are some minor flaws in the genesis story of The Avengers, “Captain America” was the first fun, original and intelligent comic book movie of the summer. The plot takes the audience back to the time of the greatest generation, a term coined by Tom Brokaw to describe the can-do attitude in America during WWII. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wanted nothing more than to be a quintessential part of the war effort against the Nazis, but had been repeatedly written off by military recruiters because of his mouse-like appearance. After repeated attempts to enlist, his bravado was noticed by Dr. Erskine, a genetic scientist working for the U.S. government. Steve is turned into a super soldier by the U.S. Army and Howard Stark, intending to be the first of many. When the formula for his newfound strength is destroyed by a double-agent, Steve is turned into a propaganda tool instead of an actual warrior. When he reaches the front line U.S.O. show on the European front, he finds his childhood friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is MIA with no rescue mission planned. Against the wishes of his commanding officer (Tommy Lee Jones), Captain America invades a Nazi-sanctioned military base run by the mad Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his army of followers known as HYDRA. This army, of course, is armed to the teeth with futuristic weapons. They are still no match for Captain America though. Just when his rescue effort had been written off as a failure, Steve returned to base with nearly all of the captured American soldiers and a respectable sample of enemy weaponry. So, the Army gives Captain America his own attack team to wage war against HYDRA. The plot takes a supernatural turn that is best seen in theaters that would be spoiled in a review. However, the magic of “Captain America: The First Avenger” doesn’t lie in its admittedly tired plot but in its unique display

GC’s Choral Ensemble calls all students to join

• Bring all of your most expensive electronics. While it may be nice to watch a movie or play video games on a 52 inch flat-screen TV, it could possibly attract issues such as theft or a clumsy friend could knock it over.

By: Taylor Seay

Ryan Del Campo Reviewer

August 5, 2011

of an era of when American patriotism was at its peak. Captain America is a truly inspiring hero, without the flaws of a common man. In a society used to flawed heroes like Thor and antiheroes like Batman, a real role model was a welcome reminder of the past. Chris Evans did a perfectly good job of playing the hero, but it probably could have been portrayed by any trained monkey in red, white and blue tights just as well. His co-stars owned the show though- Tommy Lee Jones always plays a perfect hardened warrior, Hugo Weaving has mastered the perfect villain role, and the love interest Peggy (Hayley Atwell) serves up an era-appropriate beauty with a side of empowered feminism. Guest appearances by Nick Fury and Howard Stark also help tie the many Marvel stories together. Bottom line: “Captain America: The First Avenger” was by far the best superhero movie of the summer, and a necessary piece of the Avengers story. It is not as fast-paced as “Iron Man 2” or as dramatic as “The Dark Knight,” but is still entirely enjoyable. It’s certainly worth a watch in any student’s last few days of freedom before the new semester starts.

Grade: B+

Kendyl Wade / Senior Photographer Susan Spencer, counselor for GC, buys fresh tomatoes from Warren Moore, the “Mater Man” at the Milledgeville Farmers Market. The Farmers Market houses a wide variety of all organic fruits and vegetables grown in the Central Georgia area. The market is open Tuesdays 4-7 p.m. until the week of Novemeber 22.


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File Photo: Kendyl Wade/ Senior Photographer Evan Fields, Sean Casey and Drew Godsey perform in a scene from “The Complete Works of WIlliam Shakespeare (abridged) directed by Erica Mandato. This year the theatre will be lauching a season entitled “To Your Health!”

Theatre department announces upcoming season performances Speical to the Colonnade Submitted by Dr. Karen Berman The Theatre Department, in conjunction with the freshmen convocation theme of health and wellness, announces a season entitled “To Your Health!” The theme is a reference to the traditional wedding toast and boasts a season filled with shows about weddings and other ceremonies. The Theatre Department serves majors, minors and the entire campus and community at large. Students do not have to be theatre majors to get involved as auditions are open to everyone. An interest meeting will be held at the Campus Black Box Theatre on Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. for those wanting to get involved onstage or backstage. The season will open in September with the National Pillars Playwriting winner Richard Manley whose play “Life is Mostly Straws” explores the idea of faith in oneself and in relationships. In an innovative twist, the classic “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare will be produced as an interactive show in November featuring the debauched wedding of Gertrude and Claudius in an environmental setting where the audience participates. In February, the department presents the musical “The Wedding Singer” about the New Jersey rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, played in the film version by Adam Sandler. Dance concerts will include “The Nutcracker” in December and the Dance Minor Concert in April. This year, the department features three Senior Capstones. Student Anna Gruber will direct “Gruesome Playground Injuries” in February. Student Erica Mandato will direct “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” , and student Joseph Whidby will direct “Doubt” in March. Of

10 a.m.

Class: Personalize Your Journal- using mixed-media collage techniques create your own personal journal. Bring your own special pictures or mementos. Materials provided. Instructor: Kim Joris, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The FolksArt Price: $20.

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Class: Prayer Bead Necklace- create a 108 bead meditation bead necklace plus a special charm you bring from home. Instructor: Kim Joris, 6 to 8 p.m. at The FolksArt. Price: $25 per class. Includes most materials. Bring your own special charm.

Monday, August 15

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Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition. A group exhibition featuring 10 artists and 30 works of Art from China. The exhibition starts in Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery on August 15 and lasts until September 23. The Reception will be held August 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16 6 p.m.

The GreenCrafts: Repurpose, reUse, and recycle ART! 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The FolksArt. Small fees will apply. Find out more about the class on their facebook page.

Thursday, August 18 6 p.m.

Pot Luck Dinner at The FolksArt, 6 to 9 p.m. (dinner served at 6:30 p.m.).

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Baby Baby at Amicis

Saturday, August 20 11 p.m.

The Favors at Amicis

Wednesday, August 24 8 p.m.

The SoapBox at The FolksArt. Come speak your mind! 8 until 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 25 File Photo: submitted by Drake Simons The Georgie College Black Box Theatre is housed just above Box Office Books downtown. The theatre has housed many of the plays and musicals put on by the theatre department since its grand opening on April 20, 2010.

course, the theatre department continues to collaborate with the creative writing department to produce our famous “Arts and Letters Play” in March and the 24 Hour Plays in April. Our guest artists include Firehouse Theatre from London in February and performance artist James Luna in March in collaboration with the art department.

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Elastic Skyline @ Amicis

Friday, August 26 7p.m. 11 p.m.

Milledgeville Idol at Georgia College Russell Auditorium YonRico Scott at Amicis

Saturday, August 27

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Class: Mixed-Media Self-Portraits Instructor: Kim Joris, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The FolksArt Price: $65. Some materials will be supplied and participants are asked to bring their own snack for lunch.

Hillel applauds new religious holiday policy Speical to the Colonnade Submitted by Dr. Karen Berman The three-year-old Jewish organization on campus, Goodrich Hillel a worldwide Jewish organization at over 500 colleges for undergraduate and graduate students, welcomes new freshmen. Faculty advisor Karen Berman is proud to announce that a grant was received last spring for an Israeli Dance Night event, in which Hillel collaborated with the Salsa and Latin Dance Club. The grant was given by the national Small and Mighty Hillels for the event. This year Hillel hopes to have Israeli dance instructor Meliss Bachar from Atlanta back again. The club will also host their famous challah-baking parties, game nights, movie nights, bagel brunches, Passover Seder and Hanukkah party. The organization serves as a home away from home for Jewish students and a place to celebrate their identity and share it with other students. The events are open to all stu-

dents. The co-Presidents of the organization, Lance Taylor and Sarah Levine, are happy about the new GC policy that excuses students from class for religious holidays. The policy will go into effect this semester and will allow students to miss class, without the risk of academic penalty, to observe religious holidays. The club, dedicated to community service, plans a number of charity events such as helping out Israeli soldiers by sending care packages and working for the Boys and Girls Club of Baldwin County. It should prove to be an exciting year. Students are asked to visit the following website the first week of school if they anticipate taking a day off from classes due to religious holidays. Students must fill out the form, located on the webiste, and hand it in to their professors within the first week of the semester. http://infox.gcsu.edu/senatetest/senate/view_motion. php?mid=499

File Photo: Kendyl Wade/Senior Photographer Georgia College Hillel, a Jewish organization, has been participating in campus activities for the past three years. In the above picture members of the group perform a dance during the Spring Israeli Dance Night.


Leisure

August 5, 2011 • Editor, Anna Morris

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How to: make the most out of your freshman year So, you are brand new to college. Crazy class schedules, living in the dorms and trying to navigate your way around campus can be stressful and hard to get used to. Luckily, freshman year does not have to be so hectic.

Indie Movie Review: ‘The Tree of Life’

PHOTO CREDITS: MERIE WALLACE TM &(c) 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Joe Cornelison Reviewer Director Terrence Malick’s films pulsate with a rare energy: they run on the power of the image, having little use for the spoken word. His works are most importantly visual experiences - something more visceral in nature than intellectual. Malick’s most recent offering, ‘The Tree of Life,’ is no exception. The film begins in the late 60s. The O’Brien family has lost their son in the Vietnam War and are consumed with grief. The film then move to the present. The O’Brien’s surviving son, Jack (played by a dull-eyed, restless Sean Penn), tries in vain to sort out the meaning of his family’s loss. Through this grief, Malick spins us back to the creation of the universe. We witness the birth of the cosmos; we are pulled all the way through evolution to the point where beasts walk the earth. The hypnotic sequence lasts for almost half an hour. We then find ourselves in 1950s Texas with the O’Brien family, which is where the film remains until the end. Jack and his two brothers spend their breathless summers racing through their neighborhood and surrounding forest, always under the caring eye of their mother and the firm watch of their father. The story of the O’Brien family is presented in a way that only Malick is capable of. Not a single moment in the film seems staged. It feels “found” as if Malick’s camera stumbled upon each scene by accident. The scenes bleed in and out of each other but never to the point of abstraction. Fortunately, Malick passes on the chance to use the suburbs as a cheap metaphor for the banality of the modern American experience (à la “Revo-

lutionary Road”). The O’Brien’s quiet neighborhood is a very real place, populated with very real people. Also, the film is not soaked in that Coca-Cola Norman Rockwell Americana. The film may play with memory, but never nostalgia. Brad Pitt, giving one of his most commanding performances, leads a solid cast. Mr. O’Brien is a complex figure, a father capable of great love, but determined to prove to his sons that strength alone will get one ahead in the world. Haunted by the American dream, he has played by the rules and doled out the expected amount of blood and sweat for his country. Despite all of this, Mr. O’Brien remains very much an average man, unable to secure that promised success. Newcomer Jessica Chastain plays the mother. To say Chastain has “screen presence” would be an understatement. In sharp contrast to her husband, Mrs. O’Brien does not consider the world something to be conquered. She imparts her sense of wonder into her sons, hoping they will choose the path of grace and forgiveness. Malick has reportedly claimed that his interest in period pieces originates with his fascination with memory. For Sean Penn’s character, memory seems to be one of the few things he has left. His world is a cold one, his job and marriage are things of hard routine. Perhaps he has achieved the kind of success his father chased after, but there seems to be little reward in it.

Want to write for the Leisure Section? Movies, Music, Fashion whatever your specialty is, we’d love to have you contribute! Send us an email at colonnade@gcsu.edu or come to the meetings Monday at 5 in the MSU Lounge.

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Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your freshman year:

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August 5, 2011 • Editor, Sam Hunt

Ultimate places at Nationals

a letter from the assistant sports editor Taylor Lamb Sports Columnist

Jessica Ramirez / Staff Photographer on March 11 The official Ultimate team of Georgia College, Disconnected, made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the D-III Nationals and placed seventh after a tough loss to Truman State.

Ultimate team Disconnected travels to Buffalo, N.Y. to play in the 2011 USA Ultimate Division III College Championships and places seventh out of 16 colleges around the nation that competed in the two-day tournament Sam Hunt Senior Reporter

Jessica Ramirez/ Staff Photographer Taylor Minch of Disconnected looks to pass around his Florida Tech opponent.. Disconnected traveled to the nationals after defeating Florida Tech 15-2 in the regionals.

After grabbing five regional wins in April, the Georgia College Ultimate Club team, Disconnected, headed to Buffalo, N.Y., to compete in the United States of America Ultimate Division III College

Championships. From May 21 to May 22, the team competed for a national title in the USAU Championship. After playing a total of six games in the tournament, Disconnected advanced to the quarterfinals and finished in seventh place out of the 16 teams that competed. “It went pretty well,” senior history major and co-captain Peter Crupie said. “We had three games that we lost by one point, you can’t have much better games than that. We had a couple games where we got down, but finishing seventh out of 16 is really good considering all the different leagues we faced. It would have been nice to finish higher but I’m definitely satisfied with a seventh place finish.” The championship tournament began for Disconnected on Saturday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. when Georgia College faced their first opponent, Connecticut College’s Dasein. In their first game, Disconnected suffered a tough one-point defeat against Connecticut College with the final score at 13-12. After their defeat against Connecticut College, Disconnected played their second game of the day at 3:30p.m. against Missouri S&T’s Miner Threat. Georgia College fought hard against Miner Threat but for the second time in a row lost the game by a single point with the final score at 10-11. After their loss to Missouri S&T, Disconnected played their third and final game of the day at 5 p.m. against Lewis and Clark College’s Bacchus. The Bacchus had also lost their first two games, and as a result the victor of this match-up would be the one to still be in the hunt for the national title while the other went home. Determined not to be sent home early, Georgia College played aggressively against Lewis and Clark and defeated them 15-5 which was their first victory of the tournament and kept them from getting eliminated from nationals. At 8 a.m. on Sunday, Georgia College stepped onto the field and defeated the Swarthmore College Earthworms in the 2A vs. 3D crossover game 15-7, advancing them to the Championship Bracket to the quarterfinals. “We had eight seniors that had played together for four years, we know how each other plays,” Crupie

said. “We work well with each other, and we are such a solid core group playing together for so long, it let us get there and play as good as we did.” Georgia College played their first quarterfinal game at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 22 against St. John’s. At the start of the game, St. John’s quickly began taking control of the disc which allowed them to gain a multi-point lead by the end of the first half. Coming into the second half, Disconnected rallied and began to catch up to St. John’s. Over the duration of the second half, Georgia College caught up to St. John’s and the second half ended with the score tied at 13-13. This sent the game into overtime where the first team to score would win. In overtime, St. John’s managed to land a pass in the end zone and win the game 14-13, the third time Georgia College lost a nationals game by a point. Disconnected’s loss against St. John’s took them out of the Championship Bracket and they had to play one last game in order to determine placing in the tournament. After a tough loss on Sunday against Truman State with the final score of 13-9, Georgia College placed seventh overall in the DIII College Open Championships and their season came to an end. “I think the best thing will be for the guys playing next year to know that they saw top caliber teams play,” Crupie said. “They saw the best teams and it showed them how they have to play next year and how a nationals team needs to play. Now that they’ve seen it, they know exactly what it is they need to do and how hard they have to work, practice and push themselves.” Disconnected will begin their 2012 season at the start of January. Although Georgia College will be losing six seniors, one of whom is Crupie, he is confident about the team’s potential for next season. “I’m feeling good about next season. We should have about 12-15 guys for next year who can come out and have good commitment,” Crupie said. “We have a couple guys returning for fifth year who have good leadership and are good players who can help the younger guys out. I’m really looking forward to next season, I think they’re going to do well again.”

Soccer team preps for upcoming season Special to the Colonnade Submitted By Al Weston Now taking the reins for her second season as head coach of the Georgia College soccer program, Hope Clark has a strong core of 13 returning players, including a pair of All-Peach Belt Conference selections, with numerous starts and plenty of experience. Add in a whopping 15 newcomers to the Bobcat roster, and the preseason will be full of healthy competition for nearly every spot on the field. “The style of soccer won’t change

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much,” reveals Clark. “We’re still going to be very possession-oriented and attacking-minded. The new crop of players has helped strengthen us in all aspects. We’ve gotten more athletic and bigger in size as well as number.” A quality group of student-athletes on and off the field, the ability to bring the two groups together, and quickly, will be an important factor of the preseason. “Team chemistry will be key,” said Clark. “We need them to gel and gel quickly as we start out with tough opponents right away.”

SENIORS The leading active scorer for the Bobcats with 13 goals, Megan McAlpin enters her final season off a down year (2 goals) in 2010. McAlpin is a “strong, physical forward” and the team’s hardest worker will look to bring a bit more to the table in her senior campaign. Midfielder Karen Bonilla is a twotime All-PBC selection, and will look to be a bit more of a factor in the scoring game this season. Savvy on the ball with solid distribution skills, Bonilla will be called upon to put more

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points on the board and to have a bigger impact on the offense. Tawny Moffat has been a “stronghold” on the back line for GC, as the former All-PBC selection has started 45 games coming into the season. She is “knowledgeable, strong and a leader on the back line” according to Clark. New to the squad after transferring from the NAIA’s Auburn University Montgomery, Erica Padula has the skill set to make an immediate impact

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Quote of the Week “I think the best thing will be for the guys next year to know that they saw the top caliber teams. They saw the best teams and it showed them how they have to play next year and how hard they have to work, practice, and push themselves” -Co-Captain of Disconnected, Peter Crupie about competing at the Division III Ultimate Nationals.

A lot happened since the sports staff of the Colonnade left you. The NFL finally got its act together with the players union and as of now there will be a season to watch. Expect some big faces in new towns and no more mindless whining from a former class act, Randy Moss. Atlanta’s suffering a sport loss… well not statistically speaking, but their 27 are suffering the loss of an exciting team. Dirty Dirk finally got his ring, thankfully watching the Big Three fall during their first attempt. Heat fans, do not get to anxious for another run just yet, because the NBA and its union are at each others throats, and as of now trying to negotiate plans for an agreeable season, and besides, we all know the Hawks are going to get past their second round nightmares and win it all… right? Well, we’ll always have the Braves. Yes, a disappointing series against the Giants in last years playoffs, but Lincecum and Brian “The Beard” Wilson DID win the title, and besides last season we led the league in walk off wins with an unlikely cast of injury replacements. I pray you will not give up on the NFL or NBA, but if you do, then just turn on Peachtree TV sometime and watch the Braves and see how Dan Uggla has turned his dreadful season into something of substance; the guy is probably going to finish with 30 plus bombs and around 80 RBI’s. I know he has been a turn off to many loyal Braves fans thus far, but all I know is that we gave him $62 million for a five-year contract at the beginning of January and love him or hate him right now he will be swinging in the ‘A’ for a while. If professional egos and greedy owners really are just ruining sports for you, then maybe just keep your focus on our Bobcats and the raging Thunder Crew. The Georgia College 20112012 athletic teams have a lot of buzz about them, and none of it has to do with complaints. The men’s basketball team scouted hard and succeeded by signing two new 6-foot-10-inch and 6-foot-6 inch players. A familiar face to Centennial is last years’ senior all-star Josh Hurst, who after just graduating has already been asked by Head Coach Terry Sellers to join him on staff as graduate assistant coach. In the other locker room, women’s basketball, the reigning Peach Belt champions, are also recruiting well and looking for a repeat in conference dominance. Baseball is always strong, finishing third in PBC rankings and softball hopes to thrive off their late season beatings against conference favorite Columbus State. Hopefully the men’s club soccer team will continue to lineup competitive schools and with our men’s club Ultimate Team earning a fifth place seed at the Division-III Nationals in Buffalo, N.Y., the beginning of this summer, I would say there is plenty to get excited about.

Notable Stat

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The number of goals the ultimate frisbee team scored in all their games at the Division-III nationals in Buffalo, New York from May 21-22.


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Hurst returns to Bobcat basketball to help coach SAM HUNT SENIOR REPORTER After playing basketball for the Bobcats for four years, starting three of those years with a playing career record of 80-32, including a 53-21 mark in Peach Belt Conference play, Josh Hurst, who graduated from Georgia College this past Spring, is staying at Georgia College to serve as the new graduate assistant coach for the Bobcats’ Basketball team. During Hurst’s career at Georgia College from 2007-2011, he scored 603 points, snagged 566 rebounds and blocked 75 shots. He also shot 42 percent (204-482) from the field, 37 percent (59-158) from the three and 74 percent (136-183) from the courtesy line. Coming in as a freshman, Hurst started off as a power forward and during his sophomore year he played center. During his junior year and senior years, he alternated between small forward and power forward. Due to his well roundedness, Hurst earned a spot on the PBC AllAcademic team three years in a row. After all his success during his Bobcat basketball career and graduating from Georgia College with a undergraduate degree in management, Hurst still remembers what attracted him to come Georgia College to play basketball. “The most appealing thing about Geor-

gia College was the community,” Hurst said. “The people around here are really nice, everybody spoke to each other and everyone knew each other. It’s a great environment to be in.” Prior to deciding to play at Georgia College, Hurst seriously considered offers from the small Christian college North Greenville University in S.C. and a couple other schools in the conference. He also received several offers for football scholarships from schools like Indiana and Elon University. Though Hurst came to Georgia College as a management major and graduated with a degree in management, coaching was always something he thought about doing. “That’s kind of a funny situation. It’s always been in the back of my head,” Hurst said. “When my former high school (Clark Central) head coach asked me to be the ninth grade coach for this summer is when I actually starting really thinking about it. And then about a month later I was talking to Coach Gainous and he said that the position had opened up and asked me if I wanted to do it, and it just kind of all came forward. It’s my calling I guess.” While serving as the graduate assistant coach at for the Bobcats’ basketball team, Hurst hopes to finish his mater’s degree in two years. After completing his master’s, Hurst hopes he will get a job as an assis-

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Continued from page 18 scoring game. An imposing figure at 5-foot10, Padula poured in 11 goals for the Senators in her freshman season, and has battled back from injuries to join her former coach at GC. JUNIORS Outstanding defender Jamie Colcord returns for her third season as a starter, leading an experienced bunch of juniors. Colcord is “one of our best defenders. She can one-on-one defend, she’s strong in the air and needs to utilize her speed more to get into the attack.” Dixie Robinson joins the team as the second of three transfers from AUM. An all-conference first team honoree as a sophomore, Robinson will bolster the defensive line if she can recover from an injury. “She has spent in essence a year and a half away from soccer,” said Clark. “Look for her to anchor the back line with her speed

tant coach for a college basketball team or, more preferably, a high school basketball team. “I guess if I had to chose something I would love to be a private school high school coach,” Hurst said. Over the next two years, the master’s degree that Hurst will be working towards is education technology, which can greatly assist him in earning a career as a teacher if he decides to pursue that field. If Hurst decides to purse the career of teaching high school, he also plans to coach basketball for the high school he teaches at. “It’s a degree so that I’ll be able to teach, so if I want to go to teach high school I can do that and be a teacher and a coach,” Hurst said. For the upcoming basketball season, Hurst is aware of the difficulties that can come with transitioning from a player to a coach. “It’s going to be tough,” Hurst said. “It’s just going to be a really big adjustment trying to go from a player to a coach especially because I know at least eight or nine of the returners and I became friends with them this past year and a couple of them I’ve been friends with for the past three years so it’s going to be tough. But I think it’s all going to go fine because they respect me enough where they’ll understand.”

and strength in the air.” Forward Haley O’Hayer returns with great vocal leadership skills, speed athleticism and work rate. She netted her first career goal last year. A “tremendous student-athlete,” Olivia Holden will take her talents back to the midfield, as a knowledgeable player, one of the more fit individuals on the soccer team. Leah Frazer has two years of eligibility left after an injury redshirt in 2010. Boasting a “powerful leg that can finish from a distance” Frazer hopes to regain the form from her freshman season, a year that saw her tally a pair of assists in 17 starts. SOPHOMORES Brittaney Borror is a talented scorer, leading GC a season ago in both points (13) and assists (5). “Brittaney is a tremendous asset for the team,” said Clark. “She is strong both physically and in her goal-scoring ability. Her chal-

LAUREN DAVIDSON / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER After graduating from Georgia College this past Spring, Josh Hurst will now serve as the graduate assistant coach for the Bobcats.

lenge is to broaden her game, to become more dynamic and versatile.” Forward Alex Knight has a tremendous motor. Knight (1g, 1a) is a “strong tactical player, who finds seams well and is savvy on the ball.” Midfielder Taylor Yee had an impactful freshman season, showing considerable leadership skills and covering a lot of ground with exceptional fitness. Clark will need her to up her solid three goal, two assist numbers from her rookie campaign. Newcomer Susan Lotyczewski played one season for AUM, and was dominant on the defensive line. Clark coached the defender in her youth soccer days, and likens her skill set to All-PBC honoree Tawny Moffat. Lotyczewski is “dominant in the air, and a strong vocal leader.” Anna Barrow comes in with nine games of action from 2010, and showed some growth in her freshman year. A versatile player, she will battle in the midfield position this season. Forward Katie Taylor started like a house of fire in 2010, finishing with a team-high five goals and two assists. Taylor’s main asset is her speed, and she’ll be counted upon to step up production in 2011. Forward Allie Schechner (Wading River, N.Y.) has exceptional strength and size, and good finish ability, a good skill set to battle in a crowded front line. FRESHMEN A 5-foot-9 rookie, will also challenge for the vacant goalkeeper spot. Clark has known Stephens since she was a 12 years old, serving as her youth club coach. At 5-foot-10, Taylor Cornelius has the right frame for goalkeeper, is “exceptional with her feet” and will compete for the starting spot. Michelle DeMaris had a great run with her North Gwinnett High team, advancing to the finals. “A raw player with great athleticism and quickness” DeMaris has only been a goalkeeper for a short time and yet has a legitimate chance to start. Defender Kelly O’Mahoney is the first GC recruit from Louisiana. An “all-around athlete” with a legacy of success in her soccer background, O’Mahoney is expected to start at an outside back spot. Marissa Medina is a strong, physical defender. She will challenge on the back line with her ability and physicality. A leftfooted defender, Kessler Matheson will become involved in the defense right away, thanks to her savvy on the ball, good one-on-one skills and increased speed. Macon, Ga. native Lindsey Knott is a strong attacking midfielder, with good size and field

NISHA DIXON/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Forward Katie Taylor is one of seven sophomores playing for the soccer team for the 2011 season.

vision that can help the offense switch the point of attack. Dubbed as “feisty” by her Bobcat coach, Tatum O’Keefe has great speed and utilizes that to get in behind the back line from a midfield spot. Ashley Veilleux has speed to go with a strong soccer background. Solid at “breaking down one-on-one,” she will factor in at a midfield flank. A healthy Erin Griffin would be a great tool on the front line, as she brings strength in size and physicality. Playing for strong club teams, she has goal scoring ability, but battles back from a recent injury. Abby Dalton is an outstanding finisher. The forward utilizes her speed and strength to compete, putting together a strong high school and club career, scoring 103 goals in three high school seasons. The Bobcats take to the field Friday, Sept. 2, battling Lenoir-Rhyne University at the Tusculum Tournament in Tennessee. The first home contest comes a week later, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., when GC faces Wingate University in game two of the Bobcat Shootout.


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Athletic Department adds to coaching staff Sam Hunt Senior Reporter

For the upcoming school year, Georgia College has made many changes to its athletic staff. Rather than getting rid of coaches and assistant coaches and bringing in new ones, the majority of Georgia College’s athletic changes have been adding new coaching positions. On the women’s soccer team, Mary Byrne moved up from the position of graduate assistant coach, a position she held for one year, to the assistant coach position for the upcoming soccer season beginning in the Fall. During her one year spent serving as the graduate assistant coach for the Bobcats, Bryne was able to earn her master’s degree. Bryne did not replace a previous assistant coach, as the position of assistant coach for the soccer team is a newly created position. Coming in to help coach Bobcat cross-country is Steven Cary who will be serving as a graduate assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s cross country teams. Cary is new to the Bobcat sports world, coming over to

Georgia College after graduating from and coaching for Valdosta State University. Cary ran for four years for the Valdosta State crosscountry team and when he finished his four years he had an extra year to finish up his undergraduate degree. While finishing his undergrad during his extra year, he served as an assistant coach for the Valdosta State cross-country team. “There’s couple interesting aspects to Steven, his brother Tim ran for us for four years and just graduated this past season, and Steven’s sister-in-law, who is married to Tim is on the team now, Emily Cary,” Sports Information Director Al Weston said. “So there’s kind of all sorts of familiar influences that way.” Former Georgia College basketball player Josh Hurst, who graduated this past year, will be staying at Georgia College to serve as the new graduate assistant coach while earning his master’s degree. For Bobcat tennis, Carlos Marquez is the new graduate assistant coach and will be helping both the men’s and women’s tennis programs.

After playing tennis for Lander University, Marquez will be earning his master’s degree at Georgia College while coaching both Bobcat tennis teams. The Bobcat softball team recently hired a new assistant coach, Brittany Bennett, for 2011-2012. After spending three years as an assistant coach at Lynn University, Bennett has come to serve as the full-time assistant coach for Georgia College, where she will primarily focus on working as the pitching coach. In addition to coaching the pitchers, Bennett will also be working with the catchers and outfielders as well as recruiting and alumni relations. Bennett also has a history with several of the current and former Bobcat softball coaching staff. “While Bennett was down at Lynn University, her head coach was Mandy Harris, who used to be an assistant coach here,” Weston said. “And a while back, her and our current head coach Jamie Grodecki coached together at Southern Arkansas.” Adding two new additions to their coaching staff is the baseball team by bringing in two new assistant coaches,

Brandon Durden and Dan Pirillo. As a former left-handed pitcher for the Bobcats, Durden climbed high when in 2004 he was drafted and signed by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Durden also spent six months playing in the minor leagues and went all the way to the Triple-A level. He also was a 2006 Atlantic League All-Star. The second new assistant coach for the Georgia College baseball team, Pirillo, comes from New York and graduated from Long Island University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. After graduating from Long Island, Pirillo spent two years as an assistant coach for Long Island University. With all of the positive additions that have been made to the Georgia College coaching staff for 20102011, the Bobcat athletics program looks to have a very promising year in all of its programs.

Soccer: Mary Byrne

Graduate Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Cross County: Steven Cary

Graduate Assistant Coach for both programs

Tennis: Carlos Marques

Graduate Assistant Coach for both tennis teams

Men’s Basketball: Josh Hurst

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Graduate Assistant Coach

Softball: Brittany Bennett

Assistant Coach, focusing primarily on pitching

Baseball: Brandon Durden Assistant Coach

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Baseball: Dan Pirillo

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Eight alumni work their way to professional ball Special to the Colonnade Submitted by Al Weston

Drake Simons/ Senior Photographer Richard Pirkle, who graduated in 2011, from Georgia College and played catcher now catches for an affiliate team of the Colorado Rockies.

This is the eighth update on former Georgia College student-athletes working their way through the ranks of professional baseball. Michael Antonini (2007) Pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Double-A Southern League, affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers … Has compiled a 9-8 record thus far with a 3.77 ERA in 112 1/3 innings of work … Antonini has a fantastic strikeout-to-walk ratio, currently sitting at near 9-to-2 … He was strong in his most recent start, picking up a win in six innings of work, allowing seven hits and one earned run, striking out five against the Jackson Generals … Opponents are hitting .267 against Antonini this season … Antonini has won five straight decisions. Andy Reichard (2007) Pitcher for the San Jose Giants of the Class A Advanced California League, affiliate of the San Francisco Giants … Reichard has thrown in 20 games with seven

starts, compiling an ERA of 3.00 and a 6-1 record in 63 innings of work … Opponents are hitting .276 off the righty … Had a five-inning start July 24 against the Visalia Rawhide, scattering five hits for no runs … Hasn’t given up a run since July 10. Richard Pirkle (2011) Pirkle is a catcher for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Class-A Short Season affiliate of the Colorado Rockies … Pirkle is 6-for-24 (.250) over eight games with a home run and a double … Has driven in five and scored twice. Alex Burkard (2010) Burkard is in rookie ball pitching for the AZL Angels … The big lefty has made seven appearances with five starts for the Angels, going 4-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 36 1/3 innings … In his most recent appearance, he scattered one run and five hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Indians. Brandon Anderson (2007) An outfielder with the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Independent Frontier League … Anderson has appeared in 59

games, hitting .284 with a team-best 46 runs, 13 RBI and a team-high 30 stolen bases … He has a five-game hit streak. Martin Dewald (2010) The righty was traded to the Kansas City T-Bones of the Independent American Association of Professional Baseball … Dewald has made six appearances with a 1.23 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings … Has made four consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run. Sean Harrell (2010) Outfielder re-signed with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League June 29 … Leading the team in hitting at .360 on 27-of-75 … Has scored 16 runs, driven in 10 and stolen eight bases. Brendan Malkowski (2010) The righthander is a starter for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League … He has made 12 starts, going 7-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 35 strikeouts over 70 innings … Threw six shutout innings in a 1-0 win July 25, scattering five hits and fanning six.

A letter to new Bobcat students from the Coordinator of Recreational Sports, Bert Rosenberger Submitted by Bert Rosenberger It was great meeting so many of you at the summer orientations. I hope that many of you decide to participate in RecSports here at Georgia College, which consists of both intramurals and club sports. For those of you who may not know the difference between intramurals and club sports, intramurals are sports played on campus between other on campus

teams and club sports are sports that consist of organized on campus teams playing against organized teams from other schools. This year we are offering the following intramural sports: flag football, kickball, Ultimate, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, softball, four-on-four flag football, volleyball, indoor soccer, inner tube water polo, tennis, racquetball, ping pong and pool. For each intramural sport we offer different levels of competition ranging from recreational to competi-

tive. As far as club sports go, the following clubs are active and open to join: swimming, rugby, volleyball, lacrosse, wakeboarding, bass fishing, soccer, ultimate, wrestling, racquetball and tennis. Here are some interesting things that you may not know about Georgia College RecSports: Last year in intramurals, 2,360 students participated on 626 teams and played in 1,954 games. Last year Georgia College students checked in to play in an intramual game 35,243

times. Last year Georgia College Sports Clubs defeated UGA, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern in at least one sport. The best way to find out how to get involved is to “Like” the Facebook Page “Georgia College RecSports” and to join Imleagues. com/gcsu with your school email account (required to participate). Some of our events start really early in the semester, so I would advise all students to “Like us” and register ASAP. In addition to getting up

to date info on the Facebook page, we also do player profiles and give away free stuff such as T-shirts and free team entries. Our office is currently located on the third floor of the Student Activity Center, but will be moving to the Wellness and Recreation Center as soon as it is open. For more information please contact the Director of Recreational Sports, Bert.Rosenberger@gcsu.edu or the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, Drew.Bruton@gcsu.edu.


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Bobcat athletes awarded Presidential Honor Roll Special to the Colonnade Submitted by Al Weston The Peach Belt Conference announced its Presidential Honor Roll recipients, with 90 Georgia College student-athletes making the list. The program honors all student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2010-11 academic year. For the fourth season, the PBC divided the group into four levels by GPA, as all students between 3.00 and 3.24 are Presidential Scholars, 3.25 to 3.49 are Bronze Scholars, 3.50 to 3.74 are Silver Scholars and 3.75 to 4.00 are Gold Scholars. Georgia College placed third in the 13-member PBC with its 90 recipients. UNC Pembroke took top honors with 112 and USC Aiken was second with 106. The Bobcats tied Lander University for third most. USCA has 11 varsity sports and UNCP has 16, compared to Georgia College’s and Lander’s 10. Bobcat women’s soccer had the most with 18 student-athletes on

the list, also owning the department’s second-best ratio at 72 percent (18/25). Baseball and softball tied for second with 13 studentathletes each making the list. The women’s cross country team had the top spot in per-roster ratio at 77 percent (10/13), with the men’s harriers owning the third-best ratio at 69 percent (9/13). Seven of the 10 varsity sports had at least half of the student-athletes on their roster make this prestigious list. Georgia College had 19 Gold Scholars, 18 Silver Scholars, 23 Bronze Scholars and 30 Presidential Scholars. A list of the scholars follows, separated by sport: Baseball (13): Gold Scholars: John Welborn ; Silver Scholars: Taylor Hart ; Bronze Scholars: Benton Yaun, Daniel Bick, Taylor Greene, Eric Pettepher, Heine Rivera; Presidential Scholars: Shawn Haley, Billy Henley, Michael Jeanes, Richard Pirkle, Matthew Robinson, Joe Scott. Women’s Basketball (6): Gold Scholars: Ashleigh Fox; Silver Scholars: Tammeshia Law; Bronze

Scholars: Jessica Baker; Presidential Scholars: Dominique Huffin, Kaila Parham, Huguette Yanga. Men’s Basketball (4): Presidential Scholar: Ryan Aquino, Mike Augustine, Jordan Grant, Josh Hurst. Women’s Cross Country (10): Gold Scholars: Victoria Dobson, Ashton Passino; Silver Scholars: Sarah Balkcom, Dani Destiche, Madeline McCane, Emily Stancil, Alex Taylor; Bronze Scholars: Andrea Byrnes, Allison Lones, Sarah Ortman. Men’s Cross Country (9): Gold Scholars: Daniel Horseman, Philip Laskey, Erik Ottoson; Silver Scholars: Tim Cary; Bronze Scholars: Tucker Forbes, Tyler Mattix, Nick Widener; Presidential Scholars: Michael Heuett, James Watters. Golf (9): Gold Scholars: Matthew Yonz; Silver Scholars: Victor Monte; Bronze Scholars: Patrick Garrett; Presidential Scholars: Bayley Craig, Brantley Patton, Billy Shida, Taylor Smith, Tyler Tucker, Joe Young. Soccer (18): Gold Scholars:

Jessica Binkowski, Kayla Emerson, Alex Knight, Kelli McLane, Jessica Newland, Ally Treat; Silver Scholars: Mary Rob Plunkett, Anna Wierzbicki, Taylor Yee; Bronze Scholars: Stephanie Andino, Anna Barrow, Brittaney Borror, Tawny Moffat, Haley O’Hayer; Presidential Scholars: Karen Bonilla, Olivia Holden, Taylor Mulryan, Amanda Veillon. Softball (13): Gold Scholars: Bailey Thompson, Corby Holmes; Silver Scholars: Alex Duvall, Anna Parker, Lauren Potts; Bronze Scholars: Sabrina Chandler, Maggie Davis, Caitlin Duvall, Chelsea Huffman; Presidential Scholars: Kali Carswell, Brandie Monroe, Kati Pickowitz, Jessica Solomon. Women’s Tennis (4): Gold Scholars: Kim Lochner, May Johnson; Silver Scholars: Michelle Lingner, Tracy Bain. Men’s Tennis (4): Gold Scholars: Jerome Leborgne; Silver Scholars: Bobby Angelucci; Bronze Scholars: Tobias Rausch; Presidential Scholars: Tyler Franks.

By the numbers Honor Roll Soccer: 18 Baseball: 13 Softball: 13 Women’s Cross Country: 10 Men’s Cross Country: 9 Golf: 9 Women’s Basketball: 6 Men’s Basketball: 4 Men’s Tennis: 4 Women’s Tennis: 4

Students enjoy special at Baldwin Bowling Center Sabrina Chandler Staff Writer The sounds of falling pins can be heard among the chatter of students every Wednesday night at the Baldwin Bowling Center. The bowling alley offers a special which includes five hours of bowling for just $10. This price also includes shoes. The special runs from 6 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday, and is open to any and everyone. The bowling alley has a full snack bar that serves food and beverages, including beer. There is also a lounge area, for those who come to watch or for those needing a rest break. Will Brooks, a senior marketing major, comes to the bowling alley for the Wednesday night special almost every week. “I’m from Milledgeville and I just happened to come on a Wednesday and saw that there was a special,” Brooks said, “My favorite part is the fact that I can come up here and bowl as much

as I want and I get everything for only $10… After two games, you’ve already broken even.” Senior management information systems major, Matt Franklin also returns weekly for the Wednesday night special. “I’ve been coming for awhile, it used to be on Mondays,” Franklin said. “I used to come here while I was in high school.” Students like coming to the bowling alley to practice their skills for low prices. “My favorite part is that it is cheap.... I can come here and really hone in on my bowling skills,” Franklin said. Carl Snodgrass, a longtime employee for the Baldwin Bowling Center, says that the Wednesday night special has been going on for about six months and is doing very well. “We definitely plan on continuing the special,” Snodgrass said. The bowling alley gets pretty crowded on Wednesday nights, according to Snodgrass.

There are bowlers of varying ages at the bowling alley. The crowd consists of high school students, college students, families and groups of friends. “A lot of the crowd (on Wednesday nights) is college students, but everyone can play,” Snodgrass said. This is not the only fun thing happening at Baldwin Bowling Center. There are Bowling leagues, tournaments and even bowling classes. “We have bowling leagues on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,” Snodgrass said. “People are more than welcome to come watch if they don’t want to play. We have a full snack bar, lounge, and a pro-shop that is open Monday through Thursdy, as well as a number of bowling leagues.” For more information on the bowling alley, including the special, bowling leagues or classes, Snodgrass says to either call Baldwin Bowling Center at (478) 453-7545 or visit the bowling alley.

Sabrina Chandler / Staff Photographer Will Brooks (above) bowls with his friend, Tal Woodell at Baldwin Bowling Center. He returns each week for the great deals. The special includes bowling for five hours for only $10.


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August 5, 2011

Welcome to Georgia College Class of 2015 Alexandra Sheerwood, Alexandra Oliveri, Alexandra Brown, Alexandra Terrell, Alexandra Valentine, Alexandria Hix, Alexis Nesselroad, Alina Venick, Allen Lewis, Aarin Arnold, Allyson Kipfer, Alyssa D’Addieco, Alyssa Irvin, Amanda Underwood, Amanda Chapman, Amanda Foster, Amanda Vercellotti, Amanda Lundy, Amanda Kochansky, Amelia Scott, Amelia Fitch, Andrea Wilkinson, Andrew Hipp,Andrew Pangia, Andrew Hunter, Andrew Gates, Angel Lindsey, Angela Migliore, Angela Reese, Angelica Martinez, Angelina Webber, Anika Bailey, Anita Moreland, Ann Marie Giannace, Anna McElroy, Anna Agyao, Anna Hale, Anna Walton, Anna Abbott, Anna Sullivan, Anna Trull, Anna Williams, Anna Hicks, AnneMarie Simmons, Annie Penland, Annie Stephens, Ansleigh Gregory, Ansley Eller, Ansley Buchheit, Ansley Astuto, Ansley Hughes, Anthony Adeojo, Ariel ONeil, Ariel Luke,Arva Hosey, Ashley Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Ashley Turner, Ashley Quesinberry, Ashley Veilleux, Ashley Gregory, Ashley Dibling, Ashlyn Douglas, Ashlyn Archer, Ashton Woodall, Ashton Antinazi, Atiana Carroll, Aubrey Miller, Audrey Stanczak, Audrey Osborne, August Dellapi, Austin Parks, Austin Sims, Austin Miramonti, Avery Head, Azaria Hogans, Bailee Hull, Bain Morgan, Barbra Blount, Becky McCoy, Belinda Schaafsma, Benedict Esposito, Benjamin Coke, Benjamin Thaxton, Benjamin Dolezal, Benjamin Murray, Benjamin Nunnelley, Benjamin Allison, Benjamin Provencial, Bilan Ali, Blake Holmberg, Blake Young, Blake Grauss, Bobbie Barnhart, Bobbie Brookins, Bonnie Queen, Brad Rhoden, Bradley Smith, Bradley Higgins, Bradley Sowell, Brandon Engelhardt, Brandon Manos, Brandon Couch, Brandon Wright, Brandon Spires, Brandon Hardin, Brendan Kirk, Brenna Simon, Brent Zucker, Brian Kazanowski, Brian Mainor, Brian Garner, Brian Pohl, Brian Lee, Briana McWilliams, Brianna Riley, Brianna Eaton, Brianne Bergman, Brice Dermo, Britt Bordon, Britta Velasco, Brittany Feriani, Brittany Shamp, Brittany Byrd, Brittney Parker, Brock Ragsdale, Brock Snelling, Brooke Torres, Brooke Adams, Brooke Barnett, Brooke Zeller, Brooke Richards, Brooke Freeman, Bryan Bunn, Bryan Wozniak, Cailen Merritt, Cailin Freemyer, Caitlin Mead, Christina Abreu, Christopher Morgan, Christopher Pulliam, Christopher Holmes, Christopher Stuart, Christopher Ranieri, Christopher Clement, Christopher Harkins, Chuck Cherry, Claire Carlton, Claire Hachat, Clifton McKeever, Clint Burkett, Cody Braun, Colby Franz, Colby Lyles, Colby Veal, Colby Watson, Cole Chaney, Colin Randall, Colin Platt, Colin Rosenberger, Colin Hughes, Colin Urwin, Colleen Bayliss, Colleen McGlade, Collen Crosby, Collin O’Quinn, Conner Salter, Connor Kimball, Connor Reddick, Conor Lehr, Corinne Zucallo, Courtney Kramer, Courtney Harden, Courtney Bergman, Courtney Brown, Courtney Koval, Courtney Causey, Courtney King, Coy Mashburn, Creighton Perme, Cristina Clines, Cullen Wallace, Cydney Thornton, D’Arius McGahee, Dakota Lewis, Dana Howard, Daniel Diaz, Daniel Hearn, Daniel Cossuto, Daniel Sheets, Daniel Harpe, Danielle Shellman, Danielle Bonet, David Collins, David Miller, David Rountree, David Sullivan, David McCollum, David Dietz, David Robeson, Dayana Aparicio, Deaje Taylor, Deanna Hold, Delaney Rhodes, Delaney Thomas, Derek Brown, Derek Penna, Devin Dowell, Dillon Durden, Dorian Kendall, Douglas Marksberry, Douglas Moss, Drew Provost, Drew Allen, Dustin Stipe, Dylan Schulte, Dylan Suhr, Dylan Arnold, Dylan Schlandt, Earl Puckett, Edmund Driver, Edward Penter, Elizabeth Hutchison, Elizabeth D. Lawhorne, Elizabeth Poole, Elizabeth Kwok, Elizabeth Miller, Elizabeth Jeffcoat, Ella Corry, Ellen Staton, Ellen Osment, Ellen Sentell, Elyssa Poretsky, Emilee Hart, Emilie Yardley-Hodges, Emilio Ramirez, Emily Bumgardner, Emily Lomel, Emily Poteete, Emily McGilvray, Emily Sneed, Emily Sargent, Emily Hanniger, Emily Foerster, Emily Lawson, Emily Chapman, Emily Flatebo, Emily Hoffman, Emily Crawford, Emily White, Emma Swendsen, Emma Gates, Emma Pittenger, Emmanuel Ibarra, Emmie Gibbs, Enisha Donley, Eric Bridges, Eric Anderson, Eric Speese, Erica Beale, Erica Bell, Erik Dunn, Erin Churchill, Erin Keith, Erin Kelly, Erin Crisp, Erin Griffin, Erin Sims, Ethan Luff, Ethan Feller, Eva Crowe, Evan Cummings, Evan Taylor, Evan Madden, Evan Hartz, Evan Crane, Evan Ivey, Evan Youngblood, Felicity Witt, Francesca Tokarz, Frankie Walls, Frederick Gleason, Garrett Rosemont, Georges Eloquin, Grace Diehl, Gregory Gavel, Gregory Hladilek, Gregory Hammer, Griffin Smith, Hailee Pekarek, Hailey Wiggins, Haleigh Jones, Haley Reeves, Haley Ballard, Haley Machisko, Haley Campa, Haley McNulty, Halley Bowman, Hailee Pekarek, Hailey Wiggins, Haleigh Jones, Haley Reeves, Haley Ballard, Haley Machisko, Haley Campa, Haley McNulty, Halley Bowman, Hallie Pangborn, Hannah Barnes, Hannah Denmark, Hannah Urie, Hannah Brady, Hannah Snow, Hannah Drabek, Hannah Lingrell, Hannah Eberhardt, Hayden Scruggs, Hayley Koger, Heath Jarriel, Heather Szalankiewicz, Heather Wilson, Heather Reynolds, Henry Acuff, Hersheda Patel, Heyrim Lee, Hillary O’Kelley, Hollie Hardin, Holly Nix, Hollyn Phelps, Holmes Washburn, Hunter Lively, Ian Roberts, Isabel Blessing, Ivey Singletary, Jackson Moore-Ragusin, Jacob Glazer, Jacob Schodowski, Jacob Duncan, acob Dilbeck, Jacob Brabon, Jacob Raphael, Jacob Fox, Jacoby Patterson, Jada Butler, Jaime Bond, Jaime Newton, Jake Sandlin, Jake Hughes, Jalisha Smith, James McIntyre, James Smith, James Callahan, James Mcavoy, Patrick Griffin, Patrick Verstraete, Patrick McClanahan, Patrick Yen, Paul Spann, Paul Capista, Peter Massey. Peter Russell, Philip Michel, Philip Brooks, Preston Seavey, Quashawn Hawkins, Rachael Garton, Rachael Sword, Rachael Nobles, Rachel Jorgensen, Rachel Skinner, Rachel Dent, Rachel Potts, Rachel Garner, Rachel Garth, Reba McClellan, Rebecca Leeds, Rebecca Slack, Rebecca Cherry, Rebecca Shane, Rebecca Foster, Rebecca Garrison, Rebecca Hartle, Rebecca Terry, Rebecca Pool, Rebecca Wallace, Rebecca Chadwick, Rebekah Bennett, Richard Rembert, Richard Burroughs, Richard Kline, Richard Rees, Richard Brewer, Richard Thomas, Richard Roberts, Richard Jerkins, Robert Woodward, Robert Caron, Robert Evans, Robert Kane, Robert Grimes, Rodney Weber, Rodrequez Burnett, Ronnie Sammons, Rory Filberg, Roxanne Johnson, Russell Patterson, Ruth Navarrete, Ryan Patrick, Ryan Stubler, Ryan Thacker, Ryan Graessle, Ryan Prisco, Ryan Free, Sabrina Gasper, Saidat Ogbemudia, Sallie Edens, Samantha Podwoski, Samantha Logan, Samantha Price, Samantha Shapiro, Samantha Blankenship, Samantha Fales, Samantha Kudlacz, Samuel Wilson, Samuel Dodd, Samuel Moore, Samuel Farmer, Samuel Winfrey, Sara Roberts, Sarah Bergh, Sarah Eisele, Sarah Fogg, Sarah Holding, Sarah Hughs, Sarah Purcell, Sarah Mathis, Sarah Deberry, Sarah Kukshtel, Sarah Stark, Savanna Ziegler, Savannah Ard, Savannah Swift, Savannah Seagraves, Savannah Lackey, Savannah Sanders, Scott Hammett, Scott Howard, Scott York, Scott McFarlane, Scott Ulrich, Scotti Cummings, Sean Cantlon, Sean Grimes, Seth Bancroft, Shakarah Washington, Shakia Hollis, Shane McCloskey, Shannon Knight, Shannon Stonecheck, Shanteona Keys, Shayna Irvin, Shelby Jenkins, Shelby Rodgers, Shelby Huckeba, Shelby Weitzel, Shevin Weinstein, Sierra Watkins, Sierra Nealey, Skylar Heys, Sophia Green, Spencer-Brandon Mullinax, Stanley Jean-Pierre, Steel Swedenburg, Stefan Miller, Stefani Jacoby, Stephanie Veal, Stephanie Flores, Stephanie Noel, Stephanie Orduno, Stephanie Allison, Stephen Bailey, Steven Turner, Steven Martin. Stevie Jacobson, Summer Mitchell, Susan Carter, Susana Cuartas, Suzanne Frank, Sydney Ad-

ams, Sydney White, Tanner Breedlove, Tasha Carlyle, Tate Llewellyn, Tatum O’Keefe, Taylor Cleveland, Taylor Hall, Taylor Schmit, Taylor West, Taylor Winslow, Taylor Orgeron, Taylor Wingler, Taylor Edwards, Taylor Hopkins, Taylor Fangman, Taylor Jarvis, Taylor Weldon, Taylor Erickson, Taylor Matthews, Taylor Miller, Taylor Robbins, Taylor Coan, Taylor Shelnutt, Taylor Cornelius, Teresa Duggan, Terren Casson, Terri Panfel, Terry Tuel, Terryuana Godwin, Thomas McGiboney, Thomas Horton, Thomas Lutz, Thomas Keefe, Thomas Rodgers, Thomas Reuning, Tiffany Winchester, Tim Fortier, Timothy Schweitzer, Timothy Jameson, Timothy Piper, Timothy Schell, Tina Ng, Tobias Harrell, Todd Bell, Tom Wages, Tradd Tiller, Travis Hatley, Trent Arwood, Trevor Giese, Trevor Alexander, Tyler Land, Tyler Zecker, Tyler Clifford, Tyler Lewis, Tyler Duffey, Tyler Bragg, Victoria Taylor, Victoria Lopez, Victoria McHenry, Victoria Vanhuss, Victoria Alday, Victoria Thomas, Victoria Smoak, Virginia King, Virginia Vandyck, Wade Marcy, Walker Smithweck, Warren Fergus, Wesley Powell, Wesley Randall, Whitney Gray, William McKinney, William Arrington, William Bracey, William Davis, William Claytor, William Allyn, William McCracken, William Kilmer, William Spalding, William Shaw, Zachary Yongue, Zachary Cook, Zachary Keepers, Zachary Brown, Zachary Fluri, Zachary Gresham, Zachary Webber, Zachary Weyher, Zachary Bradford, Zachary Mathews, Zachery Padget, Zain Kheraj, Zoe Harris.

Are you Concerned about the State of the Environment and Looking for a Way to Make a Difference? The Environmental Science Club invites you to join our efforts! Our first meeing of the semester will be in Hearty 252 on Monday, August 15, from 8 to 9 p.m. We meet during the school year on Monday nights at 8 p.m. in Herty 252.

All majors are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there! Environmental Science Club For more information email us at gcenviroclub@gmail.com

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